What is the Council’s Annual Self-Assessment?
In 2021, the Welsh Government introduced a new law, the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021. Among other things, the Performance and Governance duties of this Act asks us to evidence how the Council is meeting a new duty ‘for each Council in Wales to keep under review the extent to which it is meeting the ‘performance requirements’, that is the extent to which:-
- · it is exercising its functions effectively;
- · it is using its resources economically, efficiently and effectively;
- · its governance is effective for securing the above.’
The Act requires us to undertake an Annual Self-Assessment of the Council, assess how we have performed against our priorities, identify where we need to improve and put plans on place to deliver those improvements. The Self-Assessment needs to be considered by Councillors, must be reviewed by the Council’s Governance and Audit Committee and be made publicly available.
The Council’s progress in delivering the Act overall was considered by Cabinet at its meeting on 25 March 2021.
RCT put in place its own annual self assessment arrangements in 2016. The arrangements include our annual report of progress published in our previous Corporate Performance Reports. As a result of our experience, we have been well placed to meet the requirements of the new law.
Our annual Self-Assessment incorporates our annual Corporate Performance Report, and was considered by the Council’s Governance and Audit Committee at its meeting on 7 December 2021 prior to consideration by Council at its meeting on 18 January 2023.
The Annual Self-Assessment 2021/22, incorporating the Council’s Corporate Performance Report (CPR) is available on the Council’s Website.
For further information please email the Performance Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
[Updated January 2023]