What does the data tell us?

Overall Trends

Children's

Services

Adult Social

Care

Culture & Leisure

Services

Environmental

Services

Corporate

Services

Housing

Services

Economic

Development

Overall Trends

Total revenue funding for councils has fallen between 2010/11 - 2016/17

 

↓7.6 %

(in real terms)

£10.5bn

£9.7bn

Some services have been

relatively protected

Education

Child

Protection

Adult Social Care

Some services have taken more substantial reductions

Culture &

Leisure

-17%

Planning

-33%

Roads

-20%

During this time councils have achieved substantial improvements in

efficiency

innovation

productivity

while service output and outcomes have been largely maintained and improved

However

Full impact of service funding reduction may take time to work through system

Reserves have been used to sustain funding levels

Pressure on budgets from relaxation of Public Sector pay policy

What does the data tell us about Children's Services?

Despite reductions in the education budget, provision has increased

3.8 %

(since

2010/11)

£4.4bn

£4.2bn

Primary

&

 Pre-school

places

 

30,000

...and educational achievement continues to show positive progress

Scottish average tariff score has improved

15.1 %

(since 2011/12)

Pupils from the most deprived areas have fastest rate of improvement

30.5 %

(since 2011/12)

Most deprived quintile

% pupils achieving 5+ passes has improved

17.6 %

SCQF level 5

30.8 %

SCQF level 6

41.4%

SCQF level 5

60.0 %

SCQF level 6

What does the data tell us about Adult Social Care?

Spending on Adult Social Care has grown since 2010/11

£2.99bn

6.3 %

£2.8bn

But not at level necessary for demographic change

2-3 %

(per

annum)

Significant element of any future spending increase will have to meet living wage commitments

More older people are being supported to live safely and independently in their own homes

Percentage of people with intensive needs now receiving care at home

32.2 %

2010/11

35.3 %

2016/17

There has been a relative decline in residental places

↓1.2 %

Growth in the number of home care hours provided

9%

People have more choice and control over how their support is delivered

Direct payments and personalised managed budgets have grown steadily across period

1.6 % of total social work spend

4.7 % of total social work spend

What does the data tell us about Culture & Leisure Services?

Despite a reduction in spend, use of Culture and Leisure services has increased

£489m

↓17 %

(since

2010/11)

£406m

Visitors

Reduction in expenditure and increase in visitor numbers

Sports

£

↓11.7 %

↑19.1 %

Libraries

£

↓22.1 %

↑47.4 %

Museums

£

↓8.2 %

↑33.1 %

Public satisfaction rates for sports, library and museum facilities are all above 70% though have fallen since 2010/11

Sports

↓1.6 %

74.6 %

73 %

Libraries

↓10.5 %

83.5 %

73 %

Museums

↓5.5 %

75.5 %

70 %

In contrast, public satisfaction rates for parks and open spaces have increased, though funding has reduced

Funding

22 %

87 %

83.1 %

↑3.9 %

What does the data tell us about Environmental Services?

Environmental services have faced significant budget pressures

Real spend

↓8.6 %

(since 2010/11)

Street Cleaning

↓30 %

Roads

↓19.9 %

Trading Standards & environmental health

↓16.7 %

Waste

management

↓1.4 %

Despite spending pressures

Recycling rates continue to improve

45.2 %

40.1 %

Roads conditions have been

maintained and

improved

Some areas of Environmental Services are facing increasing challenges

Street cleanliness

score

95 % to 94 %

Satisfaction with refuse

↓ 81 % to 79 %

Satisfaction with cleansing

↓ 73 % to 70 %

What does the data tell us about Corporate Services?

Council corporate and support costs

5% of total gross revenue spend for local government across Scotland

Council Tax collection

Cost of collecting

per dwelling

↓41 %

(since

2010/11)

£ 15

£ 9

Collection rate improvement

95.8 %

2016/17

94.7 %

2010/11

Sickness absence days

Teaching staff

6.6 days

2010/11

↓8.2 %

6.1 days

2016/17

Non-teaching staff

↑1.1 %

10.8 days

2010/11

10.9 days

2016/17

What does the data tell us about Housing Services?

Councils continue to manage their housing stock well

Rent lost due to voids has reduced

1.3 %

(2010/11)

to

0.9 %

(2016/17)

Average repair time has reduced

↓14.2 %

10.2 days to 8.7 days

Improvements in housing and energy efficiency standards

Council dwellings meeting SHQS standards increased

54 %

to

94 %

Council dwellings that are energy efficient increased

75 %

to

97 %

Increased financial challenges facing housing residents and councils

Tenant rent arrears have increased

5.6 %

(2013/14)

to

6.5 %

(2016/17)

What does the data tell us about Economic Development?

% of unemployed people assisted into work has increased

Council funded/operated employability programmes

 

9.1 %

 

(2012/13)

14 %

 

(2016/17)

to

Small reduction in last 12 months

 

14.2 % to 14.0 %

Business Gateway

Start-up rate has reduced

 

19 % to 16.6 %

 

across the period

Procurement spend

Council spend on local small/medium enterprises

20 %

 

Small reduction since 2010/11

 

21.2 % to 20.3 %

Planning Services spend

Real spend has reduced since 2010/11 by

33.4 %

 

While

Time taken to process planning applications has reduced

↓28.1 %

 

(since 2012/13)

from 13 weeks

to 9.3 weeks

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