The new national indicator set for local authorities and local authority partnerships was announced as part of the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement on Tuesday 9 October.
The new national indicators will be the only means of measuring national priorities that have been agreed by Government. The number of national indicators has been reduced from around 1200 to 198. It is hoped that the new indicators will strengthen the incentives for closer partnership working to deliver joined-up outcomes because they will apply, where relevant, to other local partners - such as Primary Care Trusts and police.
The headline definitions for the 198 are contained in the document 'The New Performance Framework for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships: Single Set of National Indicators', downloadable from the website below.
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