How we measure our performance against key priorities.

Corporate Strategy and Business Plans 

The Bristol City Council Corporate Strategy 2018-2023 sets out the Mayor's vision and our key priorities over five years, including proposals for our revenue and capital budgets.

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.

2020/21 Performance Measures and Targets

The Business Plan 2020/21 is the third annual plan resulting from our Corporate Strategy 2018–2023.   Performance Measures are noted within the Plan, at the end of each Key Commitment section, but without actual figures. 

The Business Plan 2020/21 - Performance Measures and Targets (pdf, 637KB) (opens new window)  appendix lists the targets for each of the measures of success, plus the year-end results for 2019/20.

Performance reports are produced every three months to show progress throughout the year (where quarterly data is available) and are reported publically via BCC Cabinet and “Overview and Scrutiny Management Board” meetings.

2020/21 Annual Progress 

The latest 2020/21 Performance Progress Report against the 2020/21 Business Plan measures (for Quarter 2, July - September 2020), was reported to BCC Cabinet in January 2021.  See Q2 2020-21 Performance report - Cabinet full paper.

For the previous 2019/20 year-end Performance, see the Quarter 4 report

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.