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Update to Committee Report Template and Guidance

Committee Services have updated the guidance to staff who are responsible for preparing Committee Reports. Read the updates below…

The Committee Report Template which is used for submitting reports to Council and committees (other than Planning Committee) has just been revised.  The Environmental Implications section of the template has been amended to set out ‘Climate Change and Carbon’ implications specifically.

The Guide to Preparing Committee Reports has been updated on Connects to provide advice on the type of information which should now be provided by report authors with regard to any ‘Climate Change and Carbon’ implications of their report’s recommendations. Other important changes to the Guide include updated information on the Fairer North Ayrshire Duty, Islands Impact Assessment and the latest Local Outcomes Improvement Plan.

The updated committee report template will come into effect at the start of the new Administration, following the Local Government elections.  Please note that a committee timetable for the remainder of 2022 will be circulated as soon as it has been approved at the Statutory Council meeting on 18 May 2022.

Guidance is also available on Connects to service support staff on Submitting Reports for Committee. This includes important information on file naming, ensuring covering reports and appendices are combined into a single PDF before submitting, file naming protocols and a handy checklist.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with committeeservices@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

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