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New research highlights top performance

Analysis compares around 250 different measures across the council

County Hall

New analysis suggests Leicestershire is one the top performing county councils in the country and reveals improvements in a number of areas. 

Based on around 250 different measures ranging from adult social care, the economy and environment to schools, the research places the county council in second place. 

The ranking - based on a group of 33 two-tier and unitary county areas – puts Leicestershire third for children’s social care, whilst being among the lowest spenders per head in this area, and first for transport and highways. 

The research underlines that we’re delivering effective services, on budget. For the last three years, consultants IMPOWER found us to be the most productive council in the country and these figures suggest we’re continuing to get it right. 

Looking back at last year’s benchmarking analysis, I’m also pleased that a number of areas have shown significant improvement over the year. These include adult physical activity, child dental decay, health checks for children in care and primary school place offers

Councillor Byron Rhodes, cabinet member for performance management

To carry out the analysis, the council has used around 250 performance indicators from the last 12 months across 12 service themes - the data used has all been obtained from nationally published sources. 


View the analysis 


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