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Managing our performance and reporting our results is a necessary and important requirement for Fife Council. Telling our customers and stakeholders about our performance, progress, and what they can expect in the future, demonstrates our ability to be transparent and accountable.

We measure whether we are meeting our priorities by using performance indicators. Fife Council has a set of statutory performance indicators (SPIs) that we report on regularly which allows us to show if we are meeting our targets and how our performance has changed over time.

Some of our SPIs are national performance indicators and all Scottish councils report on these same indicators. The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) contains this performance information for Fife council and all other Scottish councils. The framework can be used to compare Fife’s performance against that of other councils and on how we compare to the Scottish average. To learn more about the Local Government Benchmarking Framework visit the Improvement Service website. You can also view information for each council by having a look at the mylocalcouncil website.

In 2017, Fife Council and its partners developed the Plan for Fife. This is the first time we have had ‘one plan’ with a shared vision. The plan demonstrates our commitment over the next ten years to working together in ways that adds most value to Fife’s communities. You can find more information on our Plan for Fife page.

We publish our performance in a range of ways:

  • As part of the (LGBF) we report against a set of indicators which allows all 32 Scottish councils to assess and compare performance
  • Service Performance reports. - These measure the progress being made in delivering the Plan for Fife and details our performance each year across a range of indicators. These are submitted to relevant committees for scrutiny on an annual basis and are monitored by Audit Scotland to ensure adherence to their statutory guidance.
  • Other key performance reports we publish are detailed below:

Community & Housing

Education & Children’s Services

Assets & Corporate Services

Environment & Protective Services

Policy & Co-ordination

Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Tourism

Other reports available: