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PUBLIC SERVICE AGREEMENT TARGETS AND PERFORMANCE

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PSA targets for the current spending review period and recent performance reports have been published by the Depart...
PSA targets for the current spending review period and recent performance reports have been published by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Performance targets for the spending review period 2005-2008 are listed below. They incorporate PSAs 1-8 from the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister plus PSA 9 on Race Equality and Cohesion (formerly PSA 7 for the Home Office) and PSA 10 on Gender Equality (formerly PSA 9 for Department for Trade and Industry).

Each target is underpinned by a technical note, which can be found under each of the PSA Target links below. The technical notes set out exactly how progress will be measured, which indicators will be used and what we will have to achieve to ensure the target is assessed as met. These Technical notes were published in January 2005.

PSA Target 1: Tackle social exclusion and deliver neighbourhood renewal, working with departments to help them meet their PSA floor targets, in particular narrowing the gap in health, education, crime, worklessness, housing and liveability outcomes between the most deprived areas and the rest of England, with measurable improvement by 2010.

PSA Target 2: Make sustainable improvements in the economic performance of all English regions by 2008, and over the long term reduce the persistent gap in growth rates between the regions, demonstrating progress by 2006 (Joint with the Department of Trade and Industry and HM Treasury), including by establishing Elected Regional Assemblies in regions which vote in a referendum to have one.

PSA Target 3: By 2010, reduce the number of accidental fire-related deaths in the home by 20% and the number of deliberate fires by 10%.

PSA Target 4: By 2008, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local government in leading and delivering services to all communities.

PSA Target 5: Achieve a better balance between housing availability and the demand for housing, including improving affordability, in all English regions while protecting valuable countryside around our towns, cities and in the green belt and the sustainability of towns and cities.

PSA Target 6: The planning system to deliver sustainable development outcomes at national, regional and local levels through efficient and high quality planning and development management processes, including through achievement of best value standards for planning by 2008.

PSA Target 7: By 2010, bring all social housing into a decent condition with most of this improvement taking place in deprived areas, and for vulnerable households in the private sector, including families with children, increase the proportion who live in homes that are in decent condition.

PSA Target 8: Lead the delivery of cleaner, safer and greener public spaces and improvement of the quality of the built environment in deprived areas and across the country, with measurable improvement by 2008.

PSA Target 9: Reduce race inequalities and build community cohesion.

(Formerly PSA 7 for the Home Office)

PSA Target 10: By 2008, working with all Departments, bring about measurable improvements in gender equality across a range of indicators, as part of the Government's objectives on equality and social cohesion.

(Formerly PSA 9 for the Department for Trade and Industry)

Who is responsible for delivery?

The Secretary of State for Communities, Ruth Kelly is responsible for delivery of these PSA Targets. The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry are jointly responsible for delivering the regional economic performance element of Target 2.

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