How we measure our performance against key priorities.

Corporate Strategy and Business Plans

The Bristol City Council Corporate Strategy 2022-2027 sets out our contribution to the city and our key priorities over five years.

In addition, each year we publish a Business Plan to outline our priority actions during this financial year, and how we will measure our progress.

These documents are updated on the Corporate Strategy page.

2023/24 Performance Framework

The pdf 2023/24 Performance Framework (152 KB)  outlines the approach being taken to Corporate Performance this year. It links to the performance metric and outcome measures in the Business Plan 2023/24 (the second annual plan from our Corporate Strategy 2022–2027).

Targets for 2023/24 will be published in July 2023, informed by the 2022/23 year-end results.

The  pdf Business Plan 2022/2023: Performance Measures and Targets (2.93 MB) appendix lists the targets for each of the performance metrics, plus the year-end results for 2021/2022. The year-end results for 2022/23 will be published in July 2023.

Performance progress reports

Performance reports are produced every 3 months showing progress throughout the year (where quarterly data is available). They're reported publicly through the Bristol City Council Cabinet and Overview and Scrutiny Management Board meetings.

The latest published performance report is 2022/23 Quarter 3 (October to December 2022) which went to Cabinet in April 2023.

2021/2022 annual progress

The final year-end results for 2021/2022 are included within the above Targets document for those indicators continuing in the current Business Plan.

The full 2021/2022 Performance Report against all 2021/2022 Business Plan measures was reported to BCC Cabinet in July 2022. See the year-end Performance Report for 2021/22

Performance reports at Scrutiny

The performance of the council is also reviewed through our Scrutiny function, made up of elected members.  These are public meetings. 

The Corporate Business Plan is scrutinised at the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board.

There are also four Scrutiny Commissions that look at Performance for specific parts of the Council.  Meetings and full performance reports are on committee meetings and reports online. These are presented at the first available meeting following the end of each quarter.