To consider the presentation.
The Committee considered a presentation from the Executive Assistant, Policy and Research which informed Members of the SCC Business Plan.
The Business Plan will outline the priorities in achieving the Council’s Vision by creating a set of strategic outcomes, as well as demonstrating partnership working. The Business Plan will be central to service and financial planning and will drive improvements across the organisation.
The Business Plan is currently being drafted and will be considered during this months’ Peer Review. It is anticipated that the Business Plan will be in place around June or July and it will be refreshed annually.
Members questioned why the draft Plan was not ready in good time before the Peer Review and whether there would be sufficient time for consultation before implementation. It was confirmed that the Plan would be circulated to Members taking part in the Peer Review as soon as possible.
Members felt that the Plan should include methods of raising income. This will be included under the financial aspect of the Plan. They questioned how Members can influence the Business Plan and they highlighted the importance of the Vision. The Plan needs to translate the Vision into strategic outcomes.
The Committee noted the report.