Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 requires us to publish certain information on our expenditure. This promotes openness and transparency across the Scottish public sector.

In line with the Act, we publish expenditure information on:

Statement of expenditure 2014-15

  £
public relations 515,002
overseas travel 900
hospitality and entertainment 0
external consultancy 110,074
number of individuals who received remuneration in excess of £150,000 0

 

Expenditure on public relations includes:

  • promotional material e.g. leaflets, posters, photography, annual report
  • external events e.g. Highland Show, Scottish Game Fair other local shows
  • media work e.g. communications team, press articles and enquiries
  • website
  • Year of Natural Scotland
  • Year of Scotland's Food and Drink
  • promotion of Scotland's National Tree

Expenditure on external consultancy includes:

  • independent evaluation of UKFS implementation in the Scottish referendum
  • evaluation of three forestry-focused pilot projects
  • red squirrel strongholds advice notes
  • living with pox
  • pathways to forest resilience/forest resilience case studies
  • community Forest owners and relationship with private sector forest companies

In addition, the Act requires us to publish a statement of the steps that we have taken during that financial year to:

  1. promote and increase sustainable economic growth (PDF 17KB)
  2. improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy (PDF 13KB)

Further financial and performance information is contained in the annual accounts and annual review.

Previous Expenditure Statements

Statement of expenditure 2013-14

  £
public relations 536,537
overseas travel 750
hospitality and entertainment 0
external consultancy 127,280
number of individuals who received remuneration in excess of £150,000 0