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October 2016

LGA Research Bulletin

Key research featured in this month's bulletin is highlighted below
Read the full version on the LGA Analysis and Research Bulletin webpage

Dear colleague,

Welcome to the October 2016 Analysis and Research Bulletin alert.

In this issue we feature the latest LG Inform metrics, Local Benchmarking in LG Inform and the LGA statistical alert. 

For the full version of these stories, and many others, please go to the LGA research bulletin.

We welcome comments or suggestions for improvements to this bulletin so please email us at research@local.gov.uk. 

Best wishes,


Juliet Whitworth
Research and Information Manager

Juliet Whitworth

LG Inform

Local Benchmarking in LG Inform

LG Inform Benchmarking Club collection for 2016-17 Quarter 2 data is now open until the 10 November. For more information, and to view the 2016-17 Q1 summary reports, please visit the dedicated LG Inform page. For any questions about the benchmarking work, please contact lginform@local.gov.uk.

    LG Inform and LG Inform Plus training event

    Swale, Kent 29th November 2016

    There is just one more training day booked for 2016, so if you or any colleagues would like to attend this event please view details here.

    LG Inform, the LGA data benchmarking service

    Metrics added to LG Inform this month include:

    Road Casualties statistics – 2013-15
    The number of people of all ages killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in England for the period 2013-2015 was 20,914, this has fallen from 21,147 for the previous period 2012-14. 

    Bus services - the proportion of non-frequent scheduled services running on time - 2015/16
    Bus punctuality is defined as keeping public service buses to their scheduled bus departure times. This indicator is the percentage of non-frequent buses (fewer than 6 buses per hour) that leave on time. This is measured by whether the bus departs within its “on-time” window of 1 minute 0 seconds early to 5 minutes 59 seconds late. Buses that fail to run are treated as “late” and are included in the calculations. In England in 2015/16 82.6 per cent of non-frequent bus services ran on time, this fell from 82.9 per cent in 2014/15 and 83.1 per cent in 2013/14. 

    Diabetes prevalence - 2014/15
    This measure is the proportion of people on GP registers aged 17 years and over with a recorded diagnosis of diabetes. In 2013/14 across England this was 6.21 per cent, this has increased for the most recent data for 2014/15 to 6.37 per cent. 

    LGA statistical alert

    The October 2016 Statistical Alert includes information on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Retail Price Index (RPI), employment and unemployment rates, and public sector pay settlements for Great Britain. 

    Research from other areas

    Take part in new Local Area Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA)/ Social Services Research Group (SSRG) survey - Supporting Research, Intelligence and Policy in the Public Sector

    This survey has been launched by LARIA and the SSRG to understand how research, intelligence and policy professionals can help their organisations use evidence to inform commissioning and practice, and the support they need to do so. 

    Welfare work and young people

    This report from the Policy Exchange examines how people aged under 25 interact with the welfare system in the UK. Find out more.

    What Works Centre for Economic Growth - new toolkit on responding to major job losses

    This toolkit from the What Works Centre for Economic Growth looks at ways to make responses to major job losses in a local area more effective.

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