Professional memberships

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Elizabeth Morgan

Dear Clackmannanshire Council,

Please tell me :
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has corporate membership of
2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual membership of
3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to have
4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years
5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional bodies in the last two financial years

If it is possible to break-down the figures by departments that would be useful.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Elizabeth Morgan

Dana Scjalokaite, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Elizabeth Morgan Contact: Dana Scjalokaite
Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: RES04A43E9
Date: 24/07/2019

Dear Ms. Morgan

Freedom of Information : RES04A43E9

I acknowledge receipt of your request for information which was received
on 24/07/2019 about Professional memberships.   It will be forwarded to
the appropriate Council Service for action and you should receive a
response, or a request for clarification by 21/08/2019. If there is a need
to clarify anything relating to your request, colleagues will contact you.
 

If you have any queries about this letter, please contact me.  

Yours sincerely

Dana Scjalokaite

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Dana Scjalokaite, Clackmannanshire Council

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To:
Ms. Elizabeth Morgan Contact: Dana Scjalokaite
  Tel. No: 01259 450000
Ref: RES04A43E9
Date: 20/08/2019

Dear Ms. Morgan

Freedom of Information Enquiry: RES04A43E9

Thank you for your information request dated 24/07/2019.

I am happy to supply you with the information you requested.

Please see response below.
 

Yours sincerely

Dana Scjalokaite

Questions:
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has
corporate membership of
2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual
membership of
3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to have
4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years
5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years

If it is possible to break-down the figures by departments that would be
useful.

Answer:
Finance
Accountancy do not get their professional memberships paid for by the
Council.

Legal
Clackmannanshire Council pay for the 5 solicitors to be members of the Law
Soc at an exorbitant cost of £781 each.

Democracy
2 people for Association of Electoral Administrators - annual fee £57
each. Last year - 1 person, same fee.

HR
For HR we make no payment for membership.

IT
Nil

Education
We pay membership fees for Association of Directors of Education in
Scotland.
5 people per year - Total cost of £450, which is the same amount for past
2 years

Housing
Nil

Social Services
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has
corporate membership of
Response - Social Work Scotland

2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual
membership of
Response - None.

3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to have
Response - None

4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years
Response - £2,000

5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years
Response - None
Health & Social Care Partnership
Adult Care
There is nothing in the Health and Social Care Partnership relating to
professional memberships or subscriptions, either for individuals or
corporately.

Business Support
Nil

Strategy
Nil
Development and Environmental
Soft FM Responses
1. what professional bodies (chartered and non-chartered) the council has
corporate membership of?
APSE & Assist

2. what professional bodies the council pays for staff to have individual
membership of?
None

3. the number of individual memberships the council pays for staff to
have?
None

4. how much the council spent on corporate memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years?
£225 18/19; £225 19/20 Assist membership Catering and cleaning

5. how much the council spent on individual memberships of professional
bodies in the last two financial years?
None
Environmental Health & Licensing Response
1. Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland

2. BASIS

3. 2

4. £350

5. £40
Planning & Development Response
Planners pay for their own RTPI membership and all other Development
Service staff as relevant pay their own.

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