To receive a report from the Director of Corporate Affairs & Business Transformation providing Members with an update on performance against the Corporate Plan and local service targets for 2018-2019 as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, a report * from the Director of Corporate Affairs & Business Transformation providing Members with an update on performance against the Corporate Plan and local service targets for 2018-19 as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
It was stated that, regarding the Corporate Aim: Build more council houses: for Palmerston Park, handover of 12 units on practical completion due in March 2019 was no longer required with handover of all 26 units now due by August 2019.
Discussion took place regarding:
· The risks identified in the Risk Register as being ‘High’ and ‘Very High’. This was particularly in relation to the 3 Rivers Development Company arrangements. It was explained that whilst independent advice had been sought and assurance received regarding the disclosure requirements, governance arrangements and the loan from MDDC, it was still correct to keep the risk severity as ‘Very High’ and for further in depth reviews to be undertaken by both the internal and external auditors.
· The target in relation to ‘Bringing empty homes back into use’ had been 72 for the year; this had been significantly exceeded with the current figure being 134. The Private Housing Sector team were congratulated.
Note: * Report previously circulated; copy attached to the signed minutes.