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How your council is performing

North Ayrshire Council demonstrates a strong commitment towards benchmarking.

We measure performance on a national scale using indicators from the Scottish Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF). The LGBF indicators have been developed by; the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) and the Improvement Service (IS).


The core purpose of the LGBF is for councils to work together to:

  • improve their use of performance information
  • understand why councils vary in terms of what they achieve for their communities
  • share good service practices across all councils.

Compare how your council is performingmylocalcouncil

The My Local Council website compiles and compares information, for all 32 Scottish councils, so that anyone can see how well their council is performing across a range of key council services.

We work with other councils to analyse the information presented via the LGBF in order to understand why highlighted variations occur. This process has been organised around 'family groups' of councils so that we are comparing Councils that are similar to us in terms of the socio-economic make up of their area and also population. Results of the Post Schools Destinations benchmarking pilot indicated that North Ayrshire Council is recognised as having leading practice (PDF, 1.12mb).

Benchmarking reports

The Council demonstrates its commitment towards identifying best practice our Services undertake additional Benchmarking exercises which yield positive outcomes.

Reports on Benchmarking are reviewed by Cabinet;


Benchmarking groups

North Ayrshire Council is involved in Benchmarking groups including: