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Performance tracker: data-driven analysis of the performance of government (2019)


Performance Tracker brings together more than 200 data series to provide a comprehensive picture of the performance of key public services. This fourth edition considers how demand for nine key public services – including hospitals, schools and the police – will change over the next five years.






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Without placing performance at the heart of spending decisions, there is no way to understand those decisions that are sustainable, and those that are not. And while public services have become more efficient since 2010, performance continues to decline.

The government now faces stark choices when it comes to public spending. Will it break existing borrowing rules? Will it weather the expected quality of services, or perhaps fundamentally change how we pay for them?

This analysis – produced in partnership by the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy – reveals the key public services challenges facing the next government.

Download Autumn 2018 Performance Tracker.

Download Autumn 2017 Performance Tracker.