Agenda item

Business Plan Update

Report of the Director of Markets & Consumer Protection.



The Committee received a report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection providing an update on progress for Period 1 2017/18 (April to July) against key performance indicators and objectives outlined in the Markets’ Business Plan.


In response to a question, the Superintendent of Billingsgate Market said that the high turnover of car park customers at that location was attributable to less secure employment in the Canary Wharf area. It was noted that the current budget shortfall was expected to be addressed and that suitable advertising of available space took place.


A Member then raised the question of the requirement for a cardboard waste compactor at Smithfield Market and the Market Superintendent confirmed that this was being investigated.


A Member queried the absence of commercial letting income, particularly with reference to office space at the Markets, from the financial information provided in the report. The Chamberlain clarified that responsibility for lettings rested with the City Surveyor and therefore such income was not reflected in this part of the report.


In response to a query, the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection confirmed that the overall sickness absence level of no more than six days per person by March 2018 was a corporate target.




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