Chairmen of the Scrutiny Committees will be invited to speak for up to three minutes to provide the views of their Committee on the content of the report.
Each of the main Opposition Group Leaders will be invited to speak for up to three minutes each on the report.
The Cabinet will then discuss the report and the proposals prior to taking any decision.
Following consideration of the report, Cabinet resolved to:
Approve the proposed amendments to the performance indicators set out on pages 40 to 43 to reflect the suspension of a number of performance measures resulting from Covid-19 and new and amended targets for Children, Young People and Learning.
The call-in deadline is 24 September 2020.
32.2 The report was introduced by Cllr Jeremy Hunt, Cabinet Member for Finance who highlighted the stark financial reality of the impact of Covid-19 and the significant impact on the economy. The Director of Finance and Support Services, Katharine Eberhart, outlined the effect of Covid-19 on performance targets, and the suspensions or changes to those targets to recognise the impact of the pandemic on performance.
32.3 Cllr Joy Dennis, Chairman of the Performance and Finance Scrutiny Committee noted the financial position in the first quarter TPM and recognised the requirement to suspend some performance measures in this context. She highlighted the care market pressures and increase in demand in the Children and Young People’s Services portfolio in particular. The Committee recommended that the Regulation, Audit and Accounts Committee review audit planning to highlight at the earliest opportunity issues in operational control processes.
32.4 Cllr Michael Jones, Leader of the Labour Group noted the impact of Covid-19 on sickness figures due to stress and anxiety and felt the welfare and mental health of Council employees should be a priority for Cabinet. He noted the impact of Covid-19 on health visits and asked if these were being undertaken virtually, the availability of respite care and mentioned the local concern at the scale of tree-felling due to Ash Dieback.
32.5 Resolved – that Cabinet approves the proposed amendments to the performance indicators set out on pages 40 to 43 to reflect the suspension of a number of performance measures resulting from Covid-19 and new and amended targets for Children, Young People and Learning.