Report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection.
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection on the Markets Business Plan update for period 2 (2017/18 – August to November).
The following matters were raised:-
· The Committee noted that pages 35 to 41 of the agenda pack should be disreguarded, being information the Committee were not required to consider, and that Appendix C on page 31 should state ‘(expenditure and unfavourable variances)’ rather than (income and favourable variances).
· A Member raised the question of the graph on page 12 (net local risk – projected outturn vs latest approved budget) and the Committee being made aware of the previous year’s budget. The Chamberlain undertook to liaise with the Member following the meeting with regard to the information requested. The Chairman asked that all Members be informed of the outcome.
· The issue of sickness levels was raised and the Director of Markets and Consumer Protection confirmed that he saw this as a management issue and that he was confident long-term cases had now been dealt with according to policy and that the sickness levels, although too high, would be reduced.