Performance Tracker 2022/23: Spring update
Our flagship report assesses the comparative, and in many cases interconnected, problems faced by critical public services such as the NHS, schools and the police.Download
New funding was found for some public services at the autumn statement - but large challenges remain.
General practice is attempting to cope with a huge surge in demand, putting pressure on an overstretched workforce.
The NHS is still struggling with the effects of the pandemic, while factors outside of Covid continue to put hospitals under intense pressure.
The government provided additional funding for adult social care in the autumn statement but the workforce crisis is worse than ever.
Referrals have returned to pre-pandemic levels while the the number of children remaining in care has increased pressure on the system.
Neighbourhood services – food safety, libraries, road maintenance, and waste collection – entered the pandemic with reduced or changed amenities.
The government is providing more funding to schools, but teacher training recruitment is at crisis level.
The nature of police work changed during the height of the pandemic, but is now returning to previous patterns – while some challenges grow.
The backlog of cases that started during the pandemic will affects courts for years to come.
The prison workforce is insufficient to safely staff all prisons, with some prisoners still being kept locked in their cells for most of the day.
Background information on our research for each spending area.