Performance Tracker provides a data-driven assessment of the Government’s performance in one crucial area – running public services.

The first independent analysis of its kind, Performance Tracker assesses performance in the light of the Government’s stated ambitions to maintain – and in some cases expand – the scope and quality of services while controlling spending.

This second edition looks at one hundred data sets across nine key public services: hospitals, prisons, schools, adult social care, GPs, UK Visas and Immigration and local neighbourhood services. It shows where the Government is being forced into poor and reactive spending decisions, and looks at how the Chancellor can use this Budget to break out of the cycle of crisis, cash, repeat.

Performance Tracker is produced in partnership between the Institute for Government and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), both of which aim to help make government more effective.

It is fundamental to governmental effectiveness that ministers, officials and the public know how well government is performing, and use this information to guide decisions.


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Performance Tracker: Autumn 2017
A data-driven analysis of the performance of government.

Our analysis reveals the key decision points that the Chancellor faces in the run-up to his first Autumn Budget.   

19 Oct 2017
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Performance Tracker: Spring 2017
A data-driven analysis of the performance of government

Until recently the Government managed to maintain the quality of public services while controlling spending. But this approach has now run out of steam.

28 Feb 2017

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