For a Council that is having to monitor revenue spending very closely, then the business cases for these significant projects, need to be robust and transparent. We look forward to the point when they are open to public scrutiny.
Business Rates Write Off.
Details of why the amounts have been written off. looks like the enforcement team may have taken their eye off the ball somewhere.
The Delivering Differently Board has approved a project aimed at improving attendance and performance by managing the health of employees of Derby City Council. The project, introducing a nurse led absence triage service and two Health and Attendance Advisers, is part of a wider employee Health and Wellbeing Strategy. It involves the creation of a dedicated team, based within Occupational Health, to reduce employee absence, improve health and reduce the cost of sickness absence cover. The project will be an initial three year pilot with a review at the end of each year to determine need and progress.
The overall cost of the project over the 3 years is approximately £753k, which includes approximately £450k for a new triage service. The cost of year 1 is being funded by the council’s Delivering Differently Fund, years 2 and 3 will be met from reductions in the cost of employing contactors (to cover for sickness absence) across the authority.
Approval is sought to tender for the triage service contract, at a cost of up to £150k per annum, and to delegate contract award to the Strategic Director of Communities and Place following the tender process. Subject to approval and recruitment the project will commence on 1 April 2017.