East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced another successful period of performance both in terms of financial success and targets delivered.

Burton on Trent Town Hall

At the meeting of the East Staffordshire Borough Council Cabinet held on the12th November, officers presented the mid-year performance and financial outturn results (1st April to 30th September 2012). This demonstrated that the Council is on track to successfully deliver over 95% of all its Corporate Plan targets, while forecasting an under-spend for the financial year of around £142,000

The Performance Report considers progress against actions set out in the Corporate Plan. At the end of the second quarter, performance has continued to improve with 95.24% of the milestones being recorded as ‘Green’ – i.e. one that has either already been completed or is expected to achieve the annual target based on current performance. This compares to 93.10% for the same period in the previous year, 89.76% in 2010/11 and 86.62% in 2009/10.

In terms of financial performance the Council is pleased to forecast a continued under-spend for the current financial year of around £142,000. This under-spend has arisen as a result of increases in investment income and planning fees, as well as savings across a number of the Council’s back office functions.

These high levels of performance are reinforced by the Council’s continued recognition nationally, having recently being shortlisted for a Society of Procurement Officers Outstanding Achievement in Procurement award and being issued an Investors in Health Gold Award.

Chief Executive Andy O’Brien said: “The evidence shows that the Council is, yet again, in a very strong position at this stage in the year, and is continuing to improve.

“While performance against our Corporate Priorities remains high, the ongoing hard work undertaken to identify financial savings shows that we are continuing to provide residents with excellent value for money”.

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