To recommend approval and introduction of the fuel card policy (report of the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and the Assistant Director – Neighbourhoods enclosed).
Consideration was given to the report of the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services and the Assistant Director – Neighbourhoods, which recommended approval and introduction of the fuel card policy.
That adoption of the proposed Fuel Card Policy be approved.
(Other options considered:
· Do nothing. By not adopting the policy, SHDC does not support staff and provide them a policy which outlines their responsibilities. This lack of clarity risks misunderstanding and misuse.
Reasons for decision:
· Purchasing fuel is essential for delivery of our frontline services. Ensuring that our fuel is purchased in a convenient and financially safe way is crucial to keeping those services running and that council spend is transparent and appropriate.
· The policy clearly details the ways that a policy can mitigate potential risks and possible fraud opportunities).
To note the new Fuel Card Policy (report of Assistant Director – Neighbourhoods enclosed).
With agreement of the Chairman, this item would be discussed at the next meeting of the Panel.