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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 9th February 2016.

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Yes, and Government officials remain in contact with OSCR to deal with any outstanding concerns that it has in relation to the powers that it has or does not have.

The Auditor General has confirmed that the new controls that are in place are much more robust. As we all know, before reclassification decisions on severance were the sole responsibility of colleges, taking into account funding council guidance. Following reclassification in April 2014, incorporated colleges must now seek approval from the funding council for severance and settlement arrangements.