Agenda

Venue: Dean of Guild Court Room - City Chambers

Contact: Rachel Gentleman  Emily Traynor

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Items
No. Item

1. Order of business

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1.1

Order of business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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2. Declaration of interests

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2.1

Declaration of interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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3. Deputations

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3.1

Deputations

If any

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4. Minutes

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4.1

Minute of 3 March 2022 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Minute of the Finance and Resources Committee of 3 March 2022- submitted for approval as a correct record

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5. Forward Planning

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5.1

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Work Programme

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5.2

Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Rolling Actions Log

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6. Business Bulletin

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6.1

Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Business Bulletin

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7. Executive Decisions

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7.1

Revenue Budget 2022/27 Framework: progress update pdf icon PDF 358 KB

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7.2

Demolition of the Former Castlebrae High School, Craigmillar pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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7.3

Roads and Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework – Award under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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7.4

Homelessness Services – Use of Temporary Accommodation pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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7.5

Award of Contracts for Winter Festivals pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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7.6

Health and Social Care Contract Extension Report pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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7.7

Award of Overnight Responder Service pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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8. Routine Decisions

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8.1

Lease of Drumbrae Care Home, 24A Ardshiel Avenue, Edinburgh pdf icon PDF 102 KB

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8.2

Westfield House, Kirk Loan, Edinburgh – Proposed Short Term Lease pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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9. Motions

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9.1

By Councillor Mumford - Embedding Gender Budget Analysis

By Councillor Mumford - Embedding Gender Budget Analysis

 

“Committee:

 

1.       Notes that gender budgeting is an internationally recognised tool to expose the gendered impact of public spending and ensures consideration of spending decisions through this lens;

2.       Recognises that the First Minister’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls recommended that local authorities integrate intersectional gender budget analysis into their budget setting procedures;

3.       Recognises that the Council’s response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the Scottish Specific elements of the Public Sector Equality Duty responded to this recommendation stating that “gender budget analysis would be a positive step forward and perfectly feasible at the present time”, while disagreeing with the need for a statutory duty;

4.       Notes that the Scottish Women’s Budget Group’s project ‘Gender Budgeting from Theory to Action’ aims to support greater use of gender budgeting tools in local decision making in Scotland to reduce inequalities;

5.       Therefore requests a report to this committee within 2 cycles into measures that the Council can take to introduce, embed or improve intersectional gender budgeting including but not limited to:

a.    A strategy for resource allocation to achieve equality;

b.    Greater intersectional data gathering;

c.    An equalities budget statement alongside all submitted budget motions;

d.   Strengthening IIAs for spending decisions and ensuring greater opportunities for scrutiny by elected members and the public;

e.    Investing in gender competence of officers and elected members;

f.    Mechanisms and structures to improve gender budgeting such as working groups, taskforces and champions;

6.       And further requests that officers engage with the Scottish Women’s Budget Group within the next cycle to explore the possibility of Edinburgh Council undertaking a pilot gender budget analysis project with them.”

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Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 133 KB

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