Achievements

Let the facts speak for themselves!

Look at the following statistics extracted from CIPFA Benchmarking Reports.

These compare St Helens Council with a group of 12 similar authorities and with all 65 unitary authorities in England and Wales taking part in the exercise, relating to the period when John was managing claims at St Helens.

 

Number of Public Liability Claims
per 1000 Population

 

St Helens Comparators All Unitary
2006 12.91 5.6 11.5
2007 6.7 12.9 10.5
2008 7.0 11.9 10.2
2009 5.5 10.7 9.3
2010 5.0 8.1 7.9

 

Cost of Public Liability Claims
per 1000 Population (£)

 

St Helens Comparators All Unitary
2006 15,500 14,700 8,900
2007 19,600 26,400 21,900
2008 17,400 26,000 20,400
2009 13,600 21,700 19,300
2010 15,300 17,000 19,300

 

Percentage of Public Liability
Claims Settled at No Cost (%)

 

St Helens Comparators All Unitary
2006 70.0 68.0 67.0
2007 75.0 66.5 69.1
2008 72.9 76.4 77.7
2009 74.5 68.7 70.5
2010 74.5 65.2 70.2

 

NB It is generally believed that a reduction in the number of claims leads to a reduction in the repudiation rate as the number of valid claims tends to remain fairly constant.

 

Cost of Employers Liability Claims
per 1000 Employees (£)

St Helens Comparators All Unitary
2007 149,000 204,000 163,000
2008 96,000 199,000 155,000
2009 127,000 179,000 150,000

 

Percentage of Employers Liability
Claims Settled at No Cost (%)

 

St Helens Comparators All Unitary
2007 48.9 43.0 46.8
2008 44.7 42.1 47.4
2009 50.4 48.8 48.7