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Appendix A

Annual Governance Statement 2017-18 Action Plan Update

Governance Issue

Action

Update

Develop a clear and consistent strategic narrative with agreed vision and priorities

The Strategic Plan will be revised one year ahead of schedule to ensure that the review of the Local Plan flows from an up to date agreed strategic vision

 

 

All day workshop held in June

 

Series of follow up workshops in August

 

12 priorities distilled into 8 with a draft vision in September

 

Consultation with Service Committees and Stakeholders in October

 

Strategic Plan Vision, Outcomes and Objectives on track for Council in December

Audit Reviews with weak assurance:

         Accounts receivable (focussed on debt recovery)

         Procurement (focussed on small to medium contracts)

         Land charges (focussed on controls between partner authorities)

 

Recommended actions implemented

These audit reviews have now been rated as sound.

Stress Survey

Implement actions arising from the stress survey results to improve organisational resilience

 

Presentation of results to Unit Managers and Staff Forum

 

Team Talk rolled out to all staff on the stress survey results and actions

 

Team Talk rolled out to all staff on inappropriate behaviour

 

Training for managers on managing resilience in teams

 

Mental Health First Aider training underway

 

Risks:

 

 

Housing Pressures Continue to Increase

 

 

 

 

 

Project Failure failure of significant capital projects of a housing and regeneration nature

 

 

Financial Restrictions The Council does not achieve its income or savings targets or does not have the funding to meet standards or deliver aims.

 

Data Protection Compliance

 

 

 

PCI compliance

 

 

 

 

Homelessness Strategy

 

Closer working with the private sector

In house housing management team

 

Detailed and consistent analysis of project risks at committee approval stage

 

 

MTFS adopted

Lobbying to avoid council suffering from negative RSG

 

 

 

 

Implement the GDPR action plan

 

 

 

Completion of compliance project to ensure the council is fully compliant

 

 

 

 

No change to risk rating

 

CLT receive a monthly update on the service.

 

 

 

No change to risk rating

 

 

 

 

 

No change to risk rating

MTFS is on track

 

 

 

 

 

 

No change to risk rating

Action plan has been progressed

 

 

Project has been completed and council is PCI compliant.