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Public Services Reform Information

Part 3 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 imposes new duties to publish information as soon as is reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year. These duties came into force on 1 October 2010.

Payments with a value over £25,000

Each quarter's information will be published as soon as possible during the year at :

Payments with a value in excess of £25,000

Government Procurement Card (GPC) transactions

Each month GPC transactions in excess of £500 will be published as soon as information is available. This will commence from 1 September 2013.

2015 - 2016

  • April 15 - Nil return
  • May 15 - Nil return
  • June 15 - Nil return

2014 - 2015 - Nil Return

Hospitality

2014 - 2015 - Nil return

2013 - 2014 - Nil return 

2012 - 2013 - Nil return

2011 - 2012 - Nil return

Includes - taking each event separately, any non-contractual, discretionary benefit provided to a person where the value exceeds £25.

Excludes - travel and subsistence allowances and the reimbursement of expenses that are reasonably incurred in relation to service as a member or employee of a public body (including directors).

Overseas Travel

Includes - all costs relating to a trip outside of the UK (hotels, conference fees, travel and subsistence and any other related expenses).

Consultancy Expenditure

2013 - 2014 - Nil return

2012 - 2013 - Nil return

2011 - 2012

Consultancy Cost £
Towers Watson UK 2,900
Core Solutions Group Ltd 2,788
5,688

External consultancy

We outsource much of our IT, Estates and FM services and developments and so we do make use of companies that are classified as business consultancies, though the services we procure may not always be consultancy in nature, we will disclose this information based on the company's classification.

Public Relations Expenditure

2012 - 2013

Cost (£)
Pay of staff solely dealing with SCS and judicial communications 174,534
Miscellaneous 513
Outsourced production of literature/information resource 6,294
181,341

2011 - 2012

Cost (£)
Pay of staff solely dealing with SCS and judicial communications 146,000
Outsourced production of literature/information resource 40,267
Miscellaneous 889
187,156

2012 - 2013

Cost (£)
Pay of staff solely dealing with SCS and judicial communications 135,119
Miscellaneous 1,548
Outsourced production of literature/information resource 16,427
153,093

Includes - the cost of staff who wholly deal with internal and external communications, printing cost of annual report.

Excludes - advertising costs for recruitment of staff, the cost of producing internal newsletters, any literature, advertising or media campaigns that are associated with our core business activity (e.g. jurors' information, forms, fines media campaign).

Sustainable growth and efficiency, economy and effectiveness

Information on SCTS contribution to these national priorities will be contained in the Annual Report and Accounts.