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Analytics & Research

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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

England set for highest council tax increase in a decade

England set for highest council tax increase in a decade

Households across England are facing an average increase in council tax of 4%, which is the highest increase since 2007/8, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounta... more

Income Generation Profile available now

Income Generation Profile available now

How can your authority generate more income? Have you managed to identify all the potential areas of income growth for your authority? How do your income generating activities c... more

Value For Money Toolkit  Release of Version 2017.1

Value For Money Toolkit Release of Version 2017.1

CIPFA’s easy-to-use value for money (VfM) assessment tool has recently been updated to reflect the very latest performance and cost data.

The VfM Toolkit allows you ... more

New Improved Benchmarking Reports

New Improved Benchmarking Reports

This year our Benchmarking reports will contain a number of enhancements in the way we present the data. Available for download below is a demo copy of this coming year’s ... more


Latest Statistical Releases

  • CIPFA's Council Tax Demands and Precepts Statistics 2017-18 (released on 23 March 2017)

    Provisional data for England and Wales are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2017-18 Estimates (released on 15th March 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 21st April 2017. 

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2015-16 Actuals (released on 24th February 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2016 (released on 23rd February 2017)

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

  • Value For Money Toolkit Version 2017.1

    CIPFA's Value for Money Toolkit has been updated to version 2017.1. 

  • CIPFA's Cultural Statistics in Scotland 2016 (released on 14 February 2016)

    Provisional data for Scotland are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Finance and General Actuals Statistics 2015/16 (updated on 21st March 2017)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Council Tax Demands and Precepts 2017-18 Questionnaires (released on 24th January 2017)

    Questionnaires are now available for completion.

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