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Cabinet Decision: 19th February 2009
Title of Item/Report
Performance and Budget Report Quarter 3
Record of the Decision
Members considered a report that outlined the Council's performance and financial position for the period Quarter 3 October to December 2008 highlighting achievements and areas for improvement.

The National Indicator Set (NIS) of 198 statutory measures included a number of new measures, never before collected. Work continued with the Council and its partners to develop systems to collect this new data with work underway to test the data collection systems to ensure that they are robust. Delays at a national level were likely to mean that some National Indicators would not be introduced until 2009/10.

The NIS also includes measures which were dependent on perception data collected through the Place Survey (adults) and Tell Us survey (children). The Place Survey results were due for publication in February 2009. The Tell Us survey results were published in December 2008 with some national comparative data still awaiting publication.

The Corporate Basket currently monitors 218 measures to provide an overview of our progress towards achieving the themes and actions identified within the Sustainable Community Strategy and the Council Plan. Of these measures 90 were due for reporting and were available at quarter 3. As many of these measures were new for 2008/9, the first year of data collection was being used to determine a baseline from which future targets could be set. As a result of this, for 20 of the measures collected at quarter 3, data was held but progress could not be shown against a target.

For the remaining 70 measures, 49 were on track or have achieved the targets set with 21 currently indicating that the target would be missed. This equated to 70% of targets on track or already having achieved target. This was a similar trend to overall achievement of targets at the same period in previous years. Full details of progress against each objective was provided to Members.Cabinet also noted information on consultation activity and complaints and commendations received within the last quarter.

RESOLVED that the report detailing performance, as at Quarter 3, be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
The report highlighted progress against the key Council performance measures and raises any related financial and risk issues.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on Friday, 27th February 2009
Attachment

Date of Publication: 27 February 2009


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