In 2020/21 the RSG received £90,000 in funding from PSNC. Expenditure from December 2020 (when the RSG was first constituted) to 31st March 2021 was £90,000 as allocated. Most of the expenditure was on external experts comprising of programme management advisors, a communications consultant and workshop facilitation. Other costs relate to RSG member expenses and communications work to facilitate the set-up of the website and the launch of the two engagement events.
The RSG now has a high-level plan of proposed activities, which is being shared with stakeholders to seek their feedback and inputs. The plan describes activities required to develop proposals for contractors to vote on, plus potential sequencing, duration, and dependencies. The RSG is concurrently considering how this can be resourced from within its financial envelope for 2021/22 and using support from the PSNC secretariat. An outline budget is available here:
RSG Terms of Reference
Members of the RSG adopted the Terms of Reference in December 2020 as put by PSNC and LPCs. In March 2021 the Terms of Reference were updated to clarify the outline timeline.
RSG Expenses Policy
PSNC agrees to reimburse Review Steering Group (RSG) Members, for reasonable expenses incurred wholly, exclusively and necessarily in conducting RSG business, from within the budget allocated to RSG. The document below sets out the conditions under which claims will be paid and the process to be followed. The Resource Development and Finance subcommittee of PSNC may review expenses claims by individual RSG Members.