Metrics consultation

The East Midlands region started the ball rolling by suggesting a basket of voluntary local metrics which we consulted LG Inform users on.  This resulted in a small selection of indicators which authorities felt were not being covered in a timely manner by existing statistics.

We have seen growing interest in using LG Inform as a free benchmarking service and to maximise its usefulness we are keen to see the basket of metrics grow to meet the needs of all authorities.

Voting is still open for those metrics that didn’t make the cut last time or for new suggestions. As soon as a metric become viable (30 people vote to include it) we will add it to the basket of indicators for furture collection – we don’t need to wait to add new metrics so visit the 'new metrics ideas' forum on Knowledge Hub and vote, post your suggestions or comment on metrics suggested by other users.

You don’t have to submit data for all metrics to participate, just those that are of interest to you locally. The upload process is designed to be very quick and easy, and involves simply entering your authority’s figure into an online form.

The current basket of metrics is:

  • Percentage of household waste sent for reuse, recycling and composting – quarterly

  • Kg of residual waste per household – quarterly

  • Average number of working days lost due to sickness absence per FTE (full-time equivalent) employee (including schools) - quarterly

  • Average number of working days lost due to sickness absence per FTE (full-time equivalent) employee (excluding schools) - quarterly

  • Number of formal complaints received - quarterly (this is to be used as a numerator for the metric 'number of formal complaints received per 10,000 population'

  • Number of fly tipping incidents - quarterly (this will be used to calculate a rate per population)

  • Number of fly tipping enforcement notices - quarterly (this will be used to calculate a rate per population)

  • Number of unique website visitors (excluding authorities own staff) - quarterly (this will be used to calculate visitors as a proportion of the population)