Performance information up to 2013

Until 2012/13, the Commission published information about the comparative performance of councils across Scotland. You can find this below.

Current performance information and comparator information about the performance of councils is available on the Improvement Service’s Local Government Benchmarking Framework.

Councils

View performance information for each council from 2001/02 to 2012/13.

Services

View information by service area from 2001/02 to 2012/13.

Fire and Rescue

Fire and rescue was a local authority service until 31 March 2013. Two of these covered the same areas as councils - Dumfries & Galloway and Fife. Six were responsible to joint boards of councils and covered more than one council area: Central Scotland, Lothian & Borders, Grampian, Highland & Islands, Strathclyde and Tayside.

View performance information on Fire and Rescue services from 2001/02 to 2012/13 for each of the previous eight fire and rescue services.

Police

Until March 2013, there were eight police forces in Scotland. Two of these covered the same areas as councils - Dumfries & Galloway and Fife. Six were responsible to joint boards of councils and covered more than one council area: Central Scotland, Lothian & Borders, Grampian, Northern, Strathclyde and Tayside.

From 2007/08 until 2012/13, these forces reported their performance through the Scottish Policing Performance Framework (SPPF). The framework included all of the Accounts Commission's statutory performance indicators (SPIs) for police services, and required forces to report nationally and locally against a range of indicators covering:

For each of these areas, there were high-level objectives reflecting national policing priorities. These were translated into three types of measures: Outcomes (what was achieved); Activities (the activity or process used to get the outcomes); and Inputs (the resources used). Additionally, there were Context measures, which provided information to allow a better understanding of the environment within which a police force operated.

View performance information on police services from 2001/02 to 2006/07 and about the arrangements from 2007 onwards.