Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Tahir Rafiq, the Cabinet Member for Corporate Affairs and HR, presented the report which provided a summary of key performance and delivery in each department during quarter 1 2021-22. In response to Members’ questions, it was noted that sickness rates had decreased but were still high owing to the impact of Covid related issues. Staff turnover was above target and was being looked into via exit interviews. Figures could be provided regarding where rates were highest and it was noted that initiatives like the Real Living Wage later on in the agenda would help improve staff morale and hopefully reduce staff turnover. With regards to collection rates of Council Tax and Business Rates, these were expected to improve over the course of the year, though would continue to be impacted from the effects of Covid.
1. Noted the performance and delivery towards the 2021/22 Corporate Plan delivery objectives;
2. Noted the spotlight on inequalities data and performance management;
3. Noted the ongoing developments to strengthen and improve this reporting process and functionality.
Reasons for the decision:
To measure and acknowledge progress towards the 2021/22 Corporate Plan delivery objectives.
Other options considered and rejected:
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Date of decision: 01/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 01/09/2021 - Cabinet