Our performance

Up to date, accurate performance data is essential for the Council to manage its services and to monitor how well those services are improving.

The Council’s annual Forward Facing Improvement Plan sets out the performance measures that will be used each year to demonstrate progress in delivering the Council’s selected improvement objectives for that year.

Once the Council is in a position to account for its improvement activity for the previous year, the Council has a statutory duty to publish an annual performance report.

This report must include updates on the Council’s progress in delivering its agreed improvement objectives for the previous financial year, as set out in the published Forward Facing Improvement Plan, together with the Council’s reported performance against the National Strategic Indicators and the Outcome Agreement with the Welsh Government.

The Welsh Government use their powers under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 to set national strategic indicators (NSIs) that allow authorities to quantify and report their contribution to major all-Wales policy objectives. These indicators allow each Council in Wales to compare its performance against that of all of the other Councils in Wales. Details of how we have performed against other Welsh local authorities can be accessed at www.mylocalcouncil.info.

Local authorities are under a legal duty to collect and report on these indicators annually and as with any performance information, they are subject to external audit if the Auditor General determines it necessary or if the authority requests it.

Full details of the Council’s performance for each financial year can be found in the Council's Annual Performance Reports:

Last Modified: 28/10/2020
For more information contact:

Improvement Team

Tel: 01495 742158

Email: improvement@torfaen.gov.uk

Back to top