The publication of our annual Which Councils are Best? report, which includes a list of the top 10 most productive councils in England, has become one of the most widely-read evaluations of council performance.
For some, it is an eagerly-anticipated moment in the local government calendar. Many councils are keen to understand where they are on the list and why, and those who make it into the top 10 are usually quick to celebrate.
We are pleased with this positive response as the whole purpose of compiling and publishing a top 10 list is to help the sector reframe what ‘good’ looks like and to learn from and celebrate success. That applies to the 2019 list.