Best Value and Performance
AccessibilityDue to certain constraints, we have had to include documents on this page that may cause accessibility issues. We are working hard to make all the information on this site as accessible as possible.
For more information on accessibility and details on how to get accessible versions of the documents on this page, please see our Accessibility statement.
The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 established best value and community planning as statutory duties for local authorities. The Accounts Commission introduced arrangements for the audit of best value based on a cyclical approach involving a full review by a specialist team once every three years. In the intervening years short follow-up reviews are carried out by the local auditor.
Best Value Progress Reports
Audited Accounts and Statements
You can view the council's annual accounts in the Financial Statements section.
Local authorities have a continuing role to demonstrate the efficiency gains delivered each year. As part of this role, councils must publish an Annual Efficiency Statement each year. The Efficiency Statement is prepared in accordance with the guidance issued by COSLA. You can read these for the past few years on the Efficiency Statements section.
Planning and Performance Management Framework
A guide to the Planning and Performance Management Framework which ensures that services are focused on continuous improvement.
Quarterly Performance Reports
Each financial quarter, performance information is recorded for each department of the council, and the council itself.
You can view the Performance Reports in this section.
Service Annual Performance Reviews
Service Annual Performance Reviews provide the mechanism to review the previous year's key successes and challenges and identify key improvements for the coming year.
You can view the Service Annual Performance Reviews 2011/12 in this section.
The Annual Report gives a brief overview of key Council performance during the past financial year. You can read the past few years reports here.
Argyll and Bute Council Annual Reports
Single Outcome Agreement Annual Report
The Single Outcome Agreement Annual Report gives a brief overview of how Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership has contributed towards the fulfilment of the Government Purpose and the National Outcomes during the past financial year. You can read the past few years reports here.
Single Outcome Agreement Annual Reports
Statutory/Defined Performance Indicator Reports
Performance Indicators are defined and collated by Audit Scotland on an annual basis. You can access Argyll and Bute Council’s published SPIs in the Statutory / Defined Indicator Reports section.
Education Standards and Quality Annual Report
The council is responsible under the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Act 2000 for the provision of school education for every child of school age. The report aims to provide information on how the council’s education service is performing.
Education Standards and Quality Report
Chief Social Work Officers' Annual Report
The Chief Social Work Officers' Annual Report provides an overview of the social work activity undertaken by the authority