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Open public lists for indexing everything we do in the public sector

List information across councils. Access free definitions and cross-references


See every local government service grouped by function.

The local government service list unambiguously defines what councils do.

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Check the completeness of your council’s website.

esd provides a generic council website structure and A-Z.


Get consistent definitions for every type of metric.

Metrics are measures of the use or effectiveness of services and of how areas are made up.