In order to manage performance to deliver improvement we need to know how we are doing. We measure our performance against nationally as well as locally determined indicators.
Information is published annually in the Best Value Performance Plan, and monthly within the Council Performance Digest and a series of Departmental Performance Digests.
Best Value Performance Plan (BVPP)
The Best Value Performance Plan sets out how we have performed over the past year, what we have done well and where we need to improve. It includes all our statutory and local performance indicators, and the targets we aim to achieve in the next year.
Council Performance Digest
The Council Performance Digest is published monthly and aims to provide useful information on how well we are performing in key service areas across the range of activities of the council. Before April 2004 it was known as the as the Corporate Performance Digest.
Departmental Performance Digests
The council is structured into five directorates. Each directorate publishes a detailed set of performance information within a monthly Departmental Performance Digest. These provide in depth information, supplementing the Council Performance Digest and support managers within each directorate in identifying and tackling problems in service delivery quickly.
See our performance information archive.
Lambeth compared with other councils
Local authorities are required to report annually on statutory performance indicators. The publication of statutory performance indicators enables the public to make year-on-year comparisons of their local authorities' performance.
In looking at the data, we should be aware that differences in local circumstances can influence how well councils provide services. There are often good reasons for some services being more expensive or difficult to provide - factors such as population density, social deprivation and the composition of the population.