Social Security Committee
The following National Performance Framework indicators have been selected as relevant to the Social Security Committee for the purposes of the Draft Budget Consultation Period.
The report overleaf shows recent performance on these indicators as at 14 December 2017.
The hyperlinks take you to the Scotland Performs website for the latest information on each indicator.
Reduce the proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage
Improve children’s services
Improve access to suitable housing options for those in housing need
To narrow the gap in participation between Scotland’s best and worst performing regions by 2017 ( cohesion)
Increase the proportion of young people in learning, training or work
Increase the proportion of graduates in positive destinations
Improve support for people with care needs
Improve people’s perceptions of the quality of public services
Improve the responsiveness of public services
Reduce children’s deprivation
Increase the number of new homes
To increase overall income and reduce income inequality by 2017 ( solidarity)
Improve the skill profile of the population
Reduce the proportion of individuals living in poverty
The proportion of employees earning less than the Living Wage decreased in 2017.
More local authorities received positive evaluations in child protection inspections in the latest period (2009-2012) than in the previous period (2006-2009).
Since December 2012, all unintentionally homeless households have been entitled to settled accommodation.
The gap in employment rates between the three local authorities with the highest and lowest rates has declined steadily since 2012.
The proportion of workers who are underemployed remained stable between 2015 and 2016, following a declining trend since the peak in 2012. The upward trend in earlier years was due to the recession in 2008.
The percentage of 16-19 year olds participating in education, training or employment increased between 2015/16 and 2016/17.
The proportion of graduates in positive destinations remained stable between 2014/15 and 2015/16.
The percentage of people receiving personal care at home, rather than in a care home or hospital, remained stable last year.
The percentage of people who are 'very' or 'fairly' satisfied with local public services remained stable between 2015 and 2016, having decreased since 2011.
The percentage of people who agree that they can influence decisions affecting their local area has increased since 2007.
The percentage of children living in material deprivation remained stable between 2014/15 and 2015/16. In 2010/11, there was a change to the questions asked in the survey.
New housing supply remained stable in 2016-17, after increasing since 2012-13. This follows a significant decline between 2007-08 and 2012-13. The downward trend in these earlier years was due to a fall in private rather than social housing.
The ratio of income of the top 10% divided by the bottom 40% increased in 2015/16, following a period of stability between 2010/11 and 2014/15.
The percentage of the working age population with low or no qualifications has steadily declined since 2004, despite the increase in 2016.
The proportion of people living in relative poverty increased in 2015/16 and has fluctuated since 2009/10.