1. The Performance Committee is chaired by the Chief Executive. Other members are the Tax Assurance Commissioner, Directors-General, other Chief Officers, and the General Counsel and Solicitor.
2. The Chief Executive will lead an annual evaluation of Performance Committee’s performance.
3. The Performance Committee is a sub-committee of the Executive Committee (ExCom). It has oversight of the Department’s performance, both in terms of immediate and future objectives. It will interrogate HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) performance against targets, identify exceptions and look at ways to improve performance in all areas including both customer service and value for money. Discussion will be informed by a set of performance indicators agreed by the committee.
4. Led by the Chief Finance Officer, the Committee reviews the performance indicator data and draft commentary on departmental performance which together form the basis of a report to the Board each month.
5. Director Generals hold their own performance discussions within their management boards focusing on business unit performance and have prime accountability for driving performance within their business units. These management boards feed into the committee on enterprise level issues.
6. The Committee:
7. The Performance Committee normally meets in the fourth week of each month, in time to review the latest performance data and the report for discussion at the following meeting of the Board; or as required by the Chief Executive. Meetings are chaired by the Chief Executive or by a nominated deputy.
8. Members may nominate a deputy to attend meetings when they are absent on leave. With the Chief Executive’s agreement others from inside or outside HMRC may be invited to attend meetings and contribute to discussion, either in connection with particular items or as standing invitees.
9. A secretariat provides support to the committee, co-ordinates papers and attends to take minutes.