David Ayton-Hill informed the committee that all the details in the report were found on Power BI. Crime rates had decreased, and more businesses had been supported through the business skills support service post-Covid-19. Delays caused by Covid-19 impacted some of the performance measures e.g. waste collections and residual waste increases. Warwickshire was slightly off the UK average for unemployment.
In response to Councillor Matecki, David Ayton-Hill stated that it depended on the subject matter whether the arrow going up/down was a good thing. Warwickshire was historically better than the England average for unemployment rates (normally there would be 6% more and this was a ‘positive gap’).
Councillor Matecki said that he was more concerned with Warwickshire then the national statistics. He suggested that for the future, the report should just include Warwickshire’s statistics. The Chair suggested that this be replaced with the differential within Warwickshire.
Councillor Crump informed the committee that legally, Warwickshire had to compare their local information to other forces by HMICFRS (Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services).