New analysis highlight’s council’s high performance

Achievements compared to other councils show continued success

Leicestershire County Council's County Hall Headquarters

New data shows that Leicestershire remains one of the top performing county councils in the country. 

Detailed research, using more than 250 different measures ranging from adult social care, public health and environment to schools, ranks the authority third for overall performance, despite continuing to be the lowest funded county.
 
The comparison against 31 upper-tier and county unitary areas places the authority second for adult social care delivery, second for highways and transport and fourth for school quality & access. 

Members will discuss the update at a cabinet meeting next Tuesday (26 March).
 
Councillor Nick Rushton, Leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: “This research underlines that we’re super-efficient and lean, despite being poorly funded.  

“It highlights improvements in many areas over the last year and that’s testament to the great work of our officers. Compared to other councils, we’re getting it right even though we’re getting far less money.” 
 
Council officers carried out the analysis using 250 indicators from the last year across 13 themes, including metrics used by the newly-established Oflog (Office for Local Government). The data used has all been obtained from nationally published sources.  

Watch the cabinet meeting online from 2pm: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/webcast.

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