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Benchmarking for improvement

We are involved in a wide range of formal and informal benchmarking which includes participation in the national Local Government Benchmarking Framework. Benchmarking also forms a key stage of Best Value Reviews, Transformation Projects and other projects such as Scrutiny Committee Reviews.

Benchmarking is a key feature of Perth and Kinross Council's corporate improvement framework.  Our performance management system is designed to ensure that we use benchmarking to enhance the relationship between our indicators, data analysis and assessment to lever subsequent change and improvement.  As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, the Council is involved in a wide range of formal and informal benchmarking with other Councils.

Local Government Benchmarking Framework

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The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) was developed by the Improvement Service (IS), on behalf of SOLACE, in 2012.  The overall purpose of the framework is to support Councils in focusing transformational change resources to areas of greatest impact in terms of efficiency (unit costs), productivity and outcomes.

Data for 2019/20 can be accessed by clicking on the image below.  Local Councils provide a wide range of services for their communities. The information shown here is provided to help you understand how well the Council is performing across this range of services.  The National Overview Report provides analysis and interpretation of this data across Scotland and our icon Local Report [4Mb] provides further information and summary about our local data. 

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Perth and Kinross Council Benchmarking

As well as reporting on the LGBF, the Council includes benchmarking data, where available, as part of the Council's Annual Public Performance Report.  Benchmarking also forms a key stage of Best Value Reviews, Transformation Projects and other reviews such as those undertaken by the Scrutiny Committee.  Benchmarking data and benchmarking activity across a wide range of service areas is considered as part of each Service's How Good is Our Council self-evaluation and is also reviewed annually by the Chief Executive and Executive Directors.

The Council is a member of various benchmarking groups including the LGBF Benchmarking Groups and other networks such as the SCOTS Performance Management Working Group, Libraries ABC Benchmarking Group, Scottish Housing Best Value Network, the HMI and the SCOTXED Programme, SOCITM Benchmarking Club and Scottish Members Services Development Network.  See icon PKC Benchmarking Groups [201Kb] for full details.