Agenda item

Corporate Plan Priorities and Finance Report Data for Q1 2017/18


The Director of Corporate Resources presented the Corporate Plan Priorities Report for Quarter 1 2017/18.


No questions had been submitted in advance of the meeting on the report. The Chairman reminded Members that any questions on the data should be submitted by the deadline before the meeting, in order for officers to prepare responses to be presented at the Committee.


The Director of Corporate Resources highlighted the key performance and financial issues and explained the quarter 1 report is rarely a reliable indicator for year-end performance or financial outturn.


The Committee was invited to comment on the report.


Members raised the following questions:


PS05a – Percentage of staff turnover – Members asked whether the relatively high staff turnover figures presented, reflected the CenSus ICT TUPE transfer. The Committee said its key interest was in the numbers of staff leaving from their own choice and would like to see the figure net of management action.


DM07 – Planning appeals – number of cost awards – The Chairman of the Committee asked for a supplementary figure to be included in the report indicating the value or costs awarded alongside the number of appeals.


FS09 – Parking: Total income – The Director explained that this had been affected by the delay in the Hurst Road car park. Members asked for a detailed breakdown of the parking budget and car park income to explain the variation in the figures. It was noted that the Head of Parking Services was projecting a recovery in figures by the year end. TS05 – Town Centre Parking – utilisation was also highlighted as part of this.


VE01b – Income from HDC owned and managed commercial and industrial estate space – The Committee asked for some further information from the officers on this indicator.

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