Bosses at Dundee and Angus councils are making fewer and smaller compensation pay outs than five years ago, The Courier can reveal.
Angus and Dundee councils have been told to clean up their acts over missed bin collections.
Four local government executives in Tayside and Fife are on more than £150,000 a year, a study has found.
More than £1 million of NHS Fife funds have been used to pay the taxi fares of patients in the past three years, The Courier can reveal.
At first glance, splurging more than £350,000 of public money on Dundee's bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023 appears incredibly cavalier.
Get out there and clear some snow, people of Perth and Kinross.
Local authorities across Courier Country wrote off almost £4 million in unpaid council tax last year, according to official figures.
Dundee City Council has spent tens of thousands of pounds cleaning its fleet of pool cars.
Dundee City Council is unable to say when all areas of the city will have the correct bins, after the roll-out of a new scheme caused chaos for residents.
Dundee City Council spent £50,000 on new mobile phones for council workers.