Scottish fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Governance and Accountability Framework Documents

Sets out broad governance structures within which the SFRS will operate and defines key roles and responsibilities which underpin the accountability relationships between the SFRS and the SG.

FRS Governance and Accountability Framework Document: Appendix

Specific Delegated Financial Authorities

Delegated Limit
Non competitive action contracts £25 000
External business and management consultancies £100 000
Gifts £1 000
Claims waived or abandoned £25 000
Write-off of bad debt and/or losses £1 000
Special Payments £1 000
Operating leases - other than property/accommodation related leases Able to take out lease at market value up to 5 years with a rental up to £15K per annum.

The above table sets the expenditure limits above which SFRS must seek agreement from the Scottish Government. The SFRS is free to set its own internal limits at levels below those set out in the above table.


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