Finding information already published (Publication Scheme)

By law you have the right of access to all recorded information held by us.

Information can only be withheld if allowed for reasons set down in law. You can find a more detailed explanation on the Scottish Information Commissioner's website.

We routinely publish information and it may be that what you are looking for is already available.

This list of published information is called our publication scheme.

If the information you are looking for is not published under the scheme, you can make a Freedom of Information request. 


Publication Scheme - classes of information

This class of information covers:

  • who we are
  • where to find us
  • how to contact us
  • how we are managed
  • our external relations

For general information about us visit our about Angus Council page.

For information on where to find us visit our council offices page and our ACCESS offices page.

For details on our customer care and complaints procedures visit our complaints and comments page.

For information on our structure and chief officers visit our management structure page.

For information on how the authority is run and corporate planning visit our about Angus Council page.

Information on the council’s internal and external audit arrangements is available through our Scrutiny and Audit Committee reports from September 2014 and our Scrutiny and Audit Reports pre-September 2014. For information before this date please visit our committees’ archive pages. The council's external auditors for the five year period 2016-17 to 2020-21, are Audit Scotland. They are appointed by the Accounts Commission. Further information is available from the Audit Scotland website, including the code of audit practice (2016), which outlines the responsibilities of external auditors. View our Internal Audit Charter for further information on the council's internal audit arrangements.

For information on our decision-making structure visit our council committee pages

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about:

  • our services
  • application information
  • strategies and policies

You can find out about our services, application information and strategies and policies on the following pages:

The Angus Health and Social Care Partnership deliver adult care services in Angus.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about:

  • the decisions we take
  • how we make decisions
  • how we involve others

For information on our decision making processes visit our council and democracy pages.

For information on our use of public consultation visit our have your say pages.

For information on our scrutiny and audit processes see Scrutiny and Audit Committee reports from September 2014 and our Scrutiny and Audit Reports pre-September 2014. For information before this date please visit our committees’ archive pages. We do not publish any regulatory inspections, audits and investigations which would be exempt under section 34 (information gathered which may result or has resulted in legal proceedings) and section 38 (personal data) of the Freedom of Information (Sc) Act 2002.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources.

For information on the council’s financial statements, policies and procedures for budget allocation, financial plans and financial regulations visit our plans, policies and strategies pages.

Information on the council’s human resources policies - including information on expenses policies and procedures and pay and grading structures for our staff - is available on our working for us pages and plans, policies and strategies pages. We do not collate and routinely publish senior staff expenses on an individual basis.

Information of funding awards available from the council can be found on our funding pages.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about how we manage our human, physical and information resources.

Information on human resources is available on our working for us pages and plans, polices and strategies pages. For information on teachers’ terms and conditions visit the Angus Joint Negotiating Committee for Teachers page.

For information on physical resources visit our plans, policies and strategies pages.

For statistical information visit our performance and statistics pages.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about:

  • how we procure goods and services
  • our contracts with external providers

The council’s procurement policies and procedures, invitations to tender and list of contracts for all services  can be found on our procurement pages.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class gives information about:

  • how we perform as an organisation
  • how well we deliver our functions and services

External reports and performance indicators are available on our performance and statistics page.

For HMIE reports visit our schools information page.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

This class is about information packaged and made available for sale on a commercial basis and sold at market value through a retail outlet eg bookshop, museum or research journal. We do not publish any information under this class.

Once information is published under a class we will continue to make it available for the current and previous two financial years.

Where information has been updated or superseded, only the current version will be available. If you would like to see previous versions, you can request that information from us.

Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. 

The Scottish Government has asked all organisations to develop and implement their own open data plan so that we can safely share information with other interested parties.

Angus Council recognises the value of data and we have developed an open data portal.

Using the portal, we will share data to:

  • improve public services through public bodies making use of the data
  • assist in the achieving wider social and economic benefits through innovative use of the data
  • increase the accountability and transparency of delivery of our public services

For more information view our Open Data Publication Plan.

Records Management Plan

The combined Records Management Plan for Angus Council and Angus Council Licensing Board was submitted to the Keeper of the Records of Scotland and approved, in accordance with the requirements of the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011. The plan is supported by over 60 pieces of evidence gathered from services across the council.

Using this corporate records management approach and continuing to progress the corporate Information Governance Improvement Plan will ensure the council continues to develop a fit-for-purpose framework for robust information governance.

It also demonstrates the value placed by the council on its information assets and how this will contribute effectively to the overall management of the organisation.

Progress Update Review

The Progress Update Review is a process which invited Angus Council and the Licensing Board to complete a review of its Records Management Plan one year after the date of agreement and every year thereafter. 

The Review provides an opportunity for the council not simply to report on progress against improvements, but to comment on any new initiatives, highlight innovations, or record changes to existing arrangements


Charges for viewing and copying council information

There is no charge to download information from our website or to view information at our premises except where there is a statutory fee.

If a charge is payable we will always tell you what the cost is before providing the information to you.

Reproduction costs

black and white copy - 10p per A4 sheet 
colour copy - 30p per A4 sheet

Alternative formats

computer discs - £1 per CD-ROM/DVD

memory stick - £4 to £15 depending on the memory required.

Pre-printed publications

copy charges will be no more than the cost per copy of the total print run

Selected relevant pages of a large document

black and white copy - 10p per A4 sheet
colour copy - 30p per A4 sheet

Commercial publications

None

Postage

recharged at the rate we pay to send the information to you

We do not pass any other costs on to you in relation to our published information.


Copyright

We hold the copyright for the vast majority of information in this publication scheme.

All of this information can be copied or reproduced (but not reused – see below) without our formal permission, provided it is copied or reproduced accurately, is not used in a misleading context, and provided that the source of the material is identified.

The publication scheme may however contain information where the copyright holder is not us. In most cases the copyright holder will be obvious from the documents. In cases where the copyright is unclear, however, it is the responsibility of the person accessing the information to locate and seek the permission of the copyright holder before reproducing the material or in any other way breaching the rights of the copyright holder.

Information about Crown copyright material is available from the Queen's Printer for Scotland.

Access to the information does not mean that copyright has been waived, nor does it give the recipient the right to reuse the information for a commercial purpose. If you intend to reuse the information obtained from the scheme, and you are unsure whether you have the right to do so, please contact us for advice.

Your request will be considered under the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 (RPSIs) for which there may be a charge. If a charge is payable, you will be advised what this is and how it has been calculated.