Issue - meetings
Meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet (Item 8)
- Corporate PIs 2020-21 Cabinet report v1.9, item 8 PDF 749 KB
- Webcast for Corporate Performance Indicators 2020/21
This report details the key performance indicators and targets being proposed for reporting to Cabinet in 2020/21 - the first year of Buckinghamshire Council. If agreed, reporting against these indicators will commence for Quarter 2.
Proposed key performance indicators and the associated targets to be reported to Cabinet have been agreed within each Directorate and with each portfolio holder. These will be reviewed on an annual basis.
- Cabinet agreed the key performance indicators for 2020/21 with the caveat that indicators for how the council might help mitigate climate change be considered.
- Cabinet agreed the associated targets for 2020/21, subject to the target for indicator ASC 006 being reviewed.
Katrina Wood, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Resources, introduced the Corporate Performance Indicator report which set out the corporate performance reporting process for the new council and focussed on agreeing indicators and targets for the year ahead. This would normally have been carried out at the end of the previous year but the report had been delayed due to the Covid-19 emergency. K Wood explained that the framework ensured that the council was focused on delivering the priorities that had been set in the Corporate Plan. The indicators would be reported to cabinet on a quarterly basis. Each indicator would be rated red, amber or green (RAG) depending on the performance. The report included Quarter 1 outturns where possible, for information, but there was no RAG rating or commentary. Full reporting on all the indicators had not been possible because of the delay in setting them. There were 120 indicators proposed with stretching, but achievable, targets across the portfolios. Some of the indicators had been labelled ‘monitor’, meaning that the performance would be tracked during the year in order to gain a better understanding of the indicator before setting targets next year. The Quarter 2 report would be a full performance report and would include outturn commentary and deep dive analysis on the key performance challenges.
The following points were raised and discussed by Cabinet:
- In response to being asked how it was known that a performance indicator was stretching; K Wood advised that the indicators were benchmarked against other authorities. The Leader added that the Buckinghamshire Council’s scrutiny committees could also challenge the performance indicators.
- Bill Chapple OBE, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change, stated that he was happy with the indicators for the Waste Service but noted that no indicators regarding climate change were included. It was agreed that indicators for how the council might help mitigate climate change be considered.
- It was agreed that an annexe be published with a list of the acronyms and their meanings.
- Angela Macpherson, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, acknowledged that Indicator ASC 006 – Overall Satisfaction of Carers with Social Services (38%) sounded low but the indicator was benchmarked against the South East (38%) and England (39%) during 2018/19. It was agreed that the target indicator for ASC006 be reviewed.
- Cabinet AGREED the key performance indicators for 2020/21 with the caveat that indicators for how the council might help mitigate climate change be considered.
2. Cabinet AGREED the associated targets for 2020/21, subject to the target for indicator ASC 006 being reviewed.