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CIPFA Statistical Information Service

Welcome to CIPFA Information Services

Our statistics and research provide accurate and timely information on a range of issues such as service usage, service costs, customer satisfaction and policy development. These are used as an invaluable resource across the public sector by managers to make decisions, compare performance, identify trends, review processes and outputs, and to manage their resources more effectively.

Latest News

VfM Indicators launched for 2016

VfM Indicators launched for 2016


Value for Money (VfM) Indicators are the leading benchmarking tool for assessing value for money in the public sector.

VfM Indicators will be help you to improv... more

Transform your Customer Contact

Transform your Customer Contact


CIPFA’s new Digital Transformation Analytics service supersedes our popular Customer Contact Benchmarking exercise, to reflect that the objective... more

Pre-order your 2016-17 Local Authority Budget Profiles

Pre-order your 2016-17 Local Authority Budget Profiles

Do you know if and where your costs are higher than average? Do your costs reflect your council priorities or might they point to areas for potential savings?

CIPFA and DC... more

CIPFA Social Care Benchmarking Clubs 2016 Launched

CIPFA Social Care Benchmarking Clubs 2016 Launched


Following engagement from over 60% of authorities in 2015 we are building on our successful benchmarking approach to target the key areas in adult social care, children&rs... more


Latest Statistical Releases

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2016 (released on 30th September 2016)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 11th November 2016.

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2016

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 4 November 2016. 

  • CIPFA's Archive Services Actuals Statistics 2015-16 (released on 9th September 2016)

    Provisional data for England, Scotland, and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Statistics 2016-17 Estimates (released on 2nd September 2016)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 14th October 2016. 

  • CIPFA's Scottish Performance Indicators Statistics 2016 (released on 01st July 2016)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 12th August 2016.

  • CIPFA's Finance and General Estimates Statistics 2016-17 (released on 30th June 2016)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available. 

CIPFAstats Datasets Browser


* indicates publications that are no longer part of CIPFAstats survey range but historical data are still accessible