Quarterly and annual performance reports
Performance Indicators (PIs) are reported monthly, quarterly and annually. These PIs are currently used to demonstrate to a wider audience how the council is performing.
The council presents a quarterly corporate performance report three times during the year and a final end-of-year performance report. This end of year performance report covers performance for the whole of the municipal year from 1 April to 31 March.
The periods that are reported quarterly are 1 April to 30 June, 1 July to 30 September and 1 October to 31 December.
The performance monitoring reports also report progress meeting the objectives for its key priorities as described in the Corporate Plan, taking into account:
- previous trends
- seasonal factors
- available resources
The decision was made for 2020/21 and 2021/22 reporting that performance would not be assessed against targets owing to uncertainties surrounding performance levels due to the effects on services from the coronavirus pandemic.
Sometimes performance may be green or red against the target but performance may be poor or better compared to the rest of Wales. The targets that have been set may sometimes be seen to reinforce this position.
However, the factors highlighted above, such as previous trends, whether or not it is a priority, available resources to invest etc. would have been considered when setting such targets to ensure that they are realistic and achievable; the target would also be an indication and incentive to illustrate how performance would need to be stretched to compare better with other councils in Wales.
If you have any other queries specifically related to the council's corporate performance reporting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.