Decision details

Policy and Resources Committee of 10 December 2020

Decision Maker: Argyll and Bute Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Minutes of the Meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee held on 10 December 2020 were noted.


Arising from item 4 (Financial Reports Monitoring Pack – 31 October 2020) the Council approved the revenue virements over £0.200m during September and October.


Arising from item 8 (Draft Service Plans 2021/22) the Council noted that this recommendation would be picked up as part of the consideration of the Budgeting Pack 2021/22.


Arising from item 9 (Procurement Strategy 2021/22 and Sustainable Procurement Policy 2021/22 – Final Documents and Consultation) the Council agreed the revised final Procurement Strategy 2021/22 and Sustainable Procurement Policy 2021/22 be published on the Council’s website in April 2021.


Arising from item 10 (ICT and Digital Strategy 2021-2021) the Council approved the ICT and Digital Strategy for 2021-24.


Arising from item 11 (Pension Discretions Policy under the Local Government Pension Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2018) the Council approved the proposed amendments to the Pensions Discretions Policy.


Arising from item 12 (Proposed Space Flight Trials Competition at Machrihanish Airbase Community Company – Request for Funding) the Council approved the funding request for £26,985 from the Rural Resettlement Fund as its contribution to the Mach-21 National Spaceflight Education Conference and CanSat Competition.


Arising from tem 15 (EU Exit: Charging Regime for Export health Certificates) the Council –


1.    Noted that the existing charging model for export health certificates as detailed at 4.5 of the submitted report had been applied to EU Certification as of 1 January 2021.

2.    Approved the new fee for attestations either based on the national fee, or in its absence, a local charge of £100 per attestation, plus full costs for recovery for additional interventions or inspections.


The Council noted that in terms of Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, any discussion on the exempt appendix, contained at page 45 of the agenda pack, in relation to the following exempt minute item would require the exclusion of the press and public on the grounds that it was likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 8&9 respectively of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.


Arising from item 20 (Third Sector Recycling) the Council agreed the recommendations from the Policy and Resources Committee held on 10 December 2020 as contained within the exempt appendix at page 45 of the agenda pack.

Publication date: 04/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Argyll and Bute Council

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