Register and Registration Subcommittee

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the Register and Registration Subcommittee are to co-ordinate the activities of the College, to oversee matters of governance and the management of resources. (View full terms of reference)

 

Members

 

Committee Secretary

Jenny Harris (T 020 7202 0739, E j.harris@rcvs.org.uk)

 

Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the Register and Registration Subcommittee are to co-ordinate the activities of the College, to oversee matters of governance and the management of resources and, in particular:

1. To present to the Council at least annually a proposed Budget and to keep that budget under review:

i. To recommend proposed fee changes to the Council, having consulted the relevant Committees;

ii. To monitor income and expenditure through management accounts and to deal with any requests for variations from the approved budget, or to draw on the contingency fund or the College's reserves;

iii. To manage the assets and investments of the College, taking account of advice from any Investment Sub-Committee that may be appointed and from the retained stockbrokers of the College;

iv. To lay down procedures for budgeting and financial control within the College;

v. To approve from time to time rates of travelling and subsistence expenses and recompense for loss of earnings for Council and Committee members and lay observers.

2. To receive reports on matters which have major resource implications, particularly those which are not sufficiently provided for in the budget, whether they relate to the premises, equipment, staff or policy initiatives and to oversee a regular risk assessment and internal audit reviews;

3. To prepare and present to the Council a strategic plan, drafted in line with budget priorities, and to review the implementation of the plan as necessary, adjusting priorities for action as appropriate;

4. To oversee the appointment of professional advisers to the College, including auditor(s), legal advisers, stockbrokers, insurance brokers and such other advisers as may be necessary;

5. To deal with all matters relating to registration of veterinary surgeons and veterinary practitioners and membership of the College (in consultation with the Education Policy and Specialisation Committee, as appropriate), overseeing the publication annually of the Register and Directory of Practices and monitoring of the composition of the profession by surveys and other means, taking into account advice from any relevant Committees or Sub-Committees;

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