Period covering 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 requires SPT to publish an efficiency statement after the end of each financial year. This statement identifies the steps taken by SPT during that financial year:
- to promote and increase sustainable growth through the exercise of its functions; and
- to improve efficiency, effectiveness and economy in the delivery of its functions.
The relevant efficiency statement for SPT for the year ending 31 March 2015 is set out below.
The Act also requires SPT to provide details on the current level of shared services provided by the public body. During the year SPT has:
- delivered on behalf of 11 local authorities school transport planning, delivery and monitoring of services ensuring that approximately 38,000 journeys a day were undertaken, transporting children to and from school;
- delivered the management and maintenance of bus stops and shelters for 12 local authorities;
- managed and monitored the Strathclyde Concession Scheme on behalf of 12 local authorities;
- wherever possible, utilised procurement portals and public sector framework contracts to achieve best value; and
- participated in the Clyde Valley shared services initiative.
SPT achieved savings and increased income of £5.099 million in 2014/15 in these main areas.