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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

Items
No. Item

1.

Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

Minutes:

·         None

2.

Notes, Conveners Letter and Response pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To approve & sign the Notes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

·         Approved, some print/format issues on one page - feedback

3.

Public Questions

Minutes:

·         None

4.

Quarter 2 2018/19 Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 152 KB

·         Richard Rowlands – Corporate Performance Report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

  • Summary chart – 64% of indicators met and 53% showing improvement compared to Q2 last year.

 

Safeguarding

  • AS8 historical data shows a declining trend since Q4 16/17, second lowest since records going back to 2016/17.
  • AS9 first quarter showing improvement (compared to Q1) since 16/17
  • CFS18 increased number of looked after children – highest since records 16/17, 14% increase since the same time last year
  • CFS19/20 both improving trends

 

Education

  • Majority of indicators have improved their target
  • BBMA4 new PI, below the number of starts for the same period as last year
  • Q2 primary school attendance figure lowest Q2 figure since records 2014/15.

 

Tackling Poverty

  • Improved time of processing new Housing and Council Tax Benefit claims but HBCT101B (time to process Housing benefit changes in circumstances) still high against historical data

 

Transformation and Future Council

  • CHR002 staff sickness has the highest Q2 result since records 2015/16 (CMT changed sickness target to make it more realistic)
  • FINA6 there are risks in relation to balancing the budget

 

5.

Sustainable Swansea - Fit For The Future: Budget Proposals 2019/20 – 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

·         Ben Smith - Head of Financial Services & Service Centre

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

·         The budget is out for consultation at present

·         There is 1.5m extra revenue and some extra benefits on capital

·         Teachers pay award is still a pressure

·         Some concerns around teachers’ pension funding

·         The overspend is still ‘sticky’

·         General reserves are at the minimum considered safe

·         Departments will have to meet some of their own costs

·         Overspending risks are material

·         Budget scrutiny set for 12th February 2019

·         Long term costs of capital financing will continue to grow

·         Total known pressures will increase

·         Still awaiting amount of money for social services announced by Chancellor

·         Split money between NHS and local authorities

·         Important to recognise the consequences of continuing austerity on the future purpose and shape of local authorities - substantial

·         Need to look at how we maintain core services

·         Need more clarity on how we get to a sustainable budget

·         Savings should be realistic and achievable

 

 

6.

Work Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

·         Discussed remainder of work plan

·         Budget meetings next

 

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