Budget and Performance
Nine Councillors in political balance.
the Committee shall not be members of the Cabinet.
of Budget and Performance Panel will be appointed by Council
annually. Only non-cabinet members are
entitled to vote for the Chair.
and Vice Chair shall not be members of the largest political group
which has Councillors on the Cabinet.
To scrutinise the Council’s arrangements and
performance in relation to financial planning, including budget /
target setting, e.g. items within the Budget Framework including
reviewing the effectiveness of the:
budget setting process;
contents of the Medium Term Financial Strategy
Capital Investment Strategy; and
financial targets in the Council Plan.
To review the management of resources by
scrutinising the Council’s financial performance in year
against agreed budgets or other targets. e.g.:
capital and revenue spending against approved
specific activities including treasury management,
generation of revenue and capital income targets; and
monitoring of financial savings/efficiency targets
(including within the MTFS).
monitor the delivery and effectiveness of Service
Level Agreement targets;
assess performance against key performance
indicators and benchmarks; and
assess whether services are delivering their
To review the effectiveness of the Council’s
overall performance management arrangements in relation to
partnership working and to scrutinise the performance of the
Council’s major partnerships.
To scrutinise the Council’s policies and
procedures and other supporting arrangements for securing value for
money (i.e. economy, efficiency, effectiveness) e.g.:
management and collection arrangements;
management practices; and
To consider risk management issues in reviewing and
To make recommendations, as
appropriate, in respect of the above.