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Performance Networks

What is it?

APSE performance networks is the largest voluntary public sector benchmarking service across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Used by over 200 local authorities it leads the way in local government benchmarking. The size of our membership gives added benefits to members by being able to offer a wide variety of comparator groups.

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Find out more about Performance Networks on the links below:

Year 23 submission deadlines

The timetable for 2021/22 is as follows:  


Service Area Deadline for exclusion reports Deadline for final reports
Core Highways (DMG) 27/08/2021 17/09/2021
Markets 03/09/2021 30/09/2021
Transport 03/09/2021 26/10/2021
Building cleaning 03/09/2021 27/10/2021
Building maintenance 03/09/2021 25/10/2021
Cems & crems 03/09/2021 22/10/2021
Roads / Highways 27/08/2021 21/10/2021
SCOTS 27/08/2021 30/09/2021
Refuse collection 03/09/2021 27/10/2021
Sports and leisure 03/09/2021 22/10/2021
Street lighting 27/08/2021 21/10/2021
Catering 03/09/2021 27/10/2021
Parks 03/09/2021 28/10/2021
Street cleansing 03/09/2021 28/10/2021
Environmental health 03/09/2021 25/10/2021



Report production - October / November 2021


Second batch submission deadline (all service areas) - 31st January 2022




Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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