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.

2021/22 Performance Framework 

The 2021/22 Performance Framework (pdf, 432KB) (opens new window) outlines the approach taken to Corporate Performance for this year. It lists the performance measures included in the Business Plan 2021/22 (the fourth annual plan resulting from our Corporate Strategy 2018–2023).

The Business Plan 2021/22: Performance Measures and Targets (pdf, 1MB) (opens new window) appendix lists the targets for each of the measures of success, plus the year-end results for 2020/21.

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 for Quarter 1 (April to June 2021) which went to Cabinet in October.

2020/21 Annual Progress

The final year-end results for 2020/21 are included within the above Targets document for those indicators continuing in the current Business Plan.

The full 2020/21 Performance Report against the 2020/21 Business Plan measures, was reported to BCC Cabinet in July 2021. See the year end Performance Progress report for 2020/21 (pdf, 717KB) (opens new window) .

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.