The performance table shows the 2017-18 year-end performance against targets.
|Number of performance measures||Green (achieved on or above target)||Amber (almost reached - within 5% of target)||Red (not yet achieved - beyond 5% of target)||Further information required|
Of the 135 measures that were reported in March 2018, 79 (57.7 per cent had improved since they were last measured.
We have a four-year performance framework, which ensures that residents can access clear and up-to-date information on a wide range of measures that track the Council's performance in delivering key services. We consistently set challenging targets to promote the achievement of high standards that residents expect and put in place action plans to bring things back on track.
Full information on all the measures contained within this report, and the associated plans, can be accessed via the Council's performance website:
The Council incurred expenditure of just over £597 million, while schools, which manage their own expenditure, spent just over £185 million. All costs are tightly managed and the strength of arrangements for ensuring value for money were recently externally verified.
| Service areas||£000 || %||Services included|
| Children's services
|| Education, children's social care
| Adult social care and health
|| Care for elderly and vulnerable adults
|| Highways, waste, libraries, regeneration
| Local Authority Housing (HRA)
|| Housing provision in Ellesmere Port
| Corporate services
|| Support functions, capital financing
| Housing benefits
|| Benefits payments
|Gross expenditure||597,156|| || |
| Managed by schools
|| Held by individual schools
The Council invested more than £108 million in capital assets and infrastructure, including supporting the following projects.
| Programme||Investment £000|
| Highways and transport infrastructure
| Culture and leisure projects
| Investment in housing schemes
| Progression of major regeneration schemes
| School improvement
2017-18 has seen investment in a number of major projects, including the progression of large regeneration schemes like Barons Quay in Northwich, the Northgate area of Chester and a number of school improvement schemes. £14.7 million has been invested in highways and transport across the borough through the Local Transport Plan and Highways Asset Recovery programme.
The balance sheet shows the Council’s financial standing on the last day of the financial year (31 March 2018). The net worth of the Council was £792 million.
| Assets and liabilities|| £000|
| Building, land and equipment
| Cash and investments
| Money owed to the Council from debtors
| Money owed to creditors/suppliers
| Provisions and other liabilities
| Money borrowed by the Council
| Pension liability
| Total|| 791,991|
| Financed by|| £000|
| General fund reserves, including schools
| Earmarked reserves
| Other reserves
| Non-cashable reserves
| Total|| 791,991|
Further details of Council finances can be seen in its published accounts, which can be found in full at:
Budgets and finance