Publication - Guidance

Best value in public services: guidance for accountable officers

Published: 22 Mar 2011
Directorate:
Financial Management Directorate
Part of:
Public sector
ISBN:
9781780451466

This document is issued by Scottish Ministers to provide guidance for accountable officers on the duty to ensure that arrangements are in place to secure best value in public services.

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Best value in public services: guidance for accountable officers
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1. "Best Value in Public Services - Guidance for Accountable Officers", "Best Value in Public Services Secondary Guidance to Accountable Officers", "Best Value in Public Services: Self Assessment Questionnaire" and related toolkits - Performance Management, Equalities, Sustainable Development and Joint Working.

2. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/PublicServiceReform/14838/localgoverment

3. http://www.audit-scotland.co.uk/work/bestvalue2.php

4. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/OucomesBasedApproach

5. http://www.valuingcomplaints.org.uk/

6. http://www.stateaidscotland.gov.uk/state_aid/SA_HomeView.jsp?p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&pContentID=323&

7. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/PublicServiceReform/efficientgovernment/benchmarking

8. As articulated in "UK Shared Framework: Principles for Sustainable Development" http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/pages/our-principles.html

9. "Public Bodies Climate Change Duties: putting them into practice" - guidance required by part 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/340746/0113071.pdf

10. These are defined as Spending bodies accountable to the Scottish Parliament funded from the Scottish Consolidated Fund

11. "Public Bodies Climate Change Duties: putting them into practice" - guidance required by part 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange

12. the meaning of "equal opportunities" is set out in L5 Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998, namely, "the prevention, elimination or regulation of discrimination between persons on the grounds of sex or marital status, on racial grounds or on grounds of disability, age, sexual orientation, language or social origin or of other personal attributes, including beliefs or opinions, such as religious beliefs or political beliefs";

13. "On Board - A Guide for Board Members of Public Bodies in Scotland" http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/On-Board

14. "Model Management Statement/Financial memorandum for Executive NDPBs", Accountability - Annex 3, Scottish Public Finance Manual, http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Finance/spfm/Accountability/modelmsfm

15. On Board - A Guide for Board Members of Public Bodies in Scotland" http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/On-Board

16. To focus Government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.