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30.01.14

Welsh performance data to support ‘transformation’

New performance data has now been published on Welsh local authorities, the Welsh government has announced.

The data covers all 22 local authorities on delayed transfers of care, school attendance, library visits, affordable housing delivery, recycling rates, road conditions and public satisfaction ratings.

Local government minister Lesley Griffiths said: “The combination of challenging financial circumstances and increasing demand for many of the key services local authorities provide means improving performance must remain our top priority.

“The recent report of the Williams Commission has opened a debate on how public services are delivered in Wales. However, it is crucial we remember this is about much more than questions of organisation and structures. How we achieve the best possible public services to meet the needs of citizens across Wales is at the heart of the Commission's report.

“We must not pause in the pursuit of transformational change in the design and delivery of our public services to ensure they are high quality, sustainable and centred around the citizen.

“Today's data will support local authorities with this task, providing information to help them identify where they are doing well and where they need to improve. Sharing best practice is vital and this report provides examples of what good performance looks like to help our councils better understand how they could implement the necessary changes.”

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