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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

Council spending in England falls by 32% over last Parliament

Council spending in England falls by 32% over last Parliament

Council spending will have fallen by almost a third over the course of the last Parliament as a result of government funding reductions, public finance experts revealed.
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Review the latest 2015/16 budget data with CIPFA’s unique tools

Review the latest 2015/16 budget data with CIPFA’s unique tools

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?

As you... more

Accountancy Benchmarking+

Accountancy Benchmarking+

Accountancy Benchmarking+

Benchmarking+ is an exciting new service offered to local authorities by CIPFA in partnership with KPMG.

The service... more

CIPFA Social Care Benchmarking Clubs 2015 Launched

CIPFA Social Care Benchmarking Clubs 2015 Launched

Following engagement from almost two thirds of local authorities in 2014, we are building on our successful benchmarking approach to target the k... more


Latest Statistical Releases

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2015 (released on 27th July 2015)

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

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2015 (released on 24th July 2015)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 4th September 2015. 

  • Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2014-15

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 4th September 2015. 

  • CIPFA's Culture; Sport and Recreation 2013-14 Actuals (Released 21st July 2015)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Finance and General Estimates Statistics Final 2015-16 (released on 21st July 2015)

    Final data for England is now available.

  • CIPFA's Police Service Statistics Estimates 2015-16 (released on 20th July 2015)

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

  • Support and Shared Services Statistics Actuals 2014-15 (released on 19th June 2015)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 31st July 2015.

  • Children's Services Statistics 2015-16 Estimates

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 31st July 2015. 

  • Regulatory Services Statistics 2015 Questionnaire

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 31st July 2015.

  • Public Library Statistics 2015: Questionnaire

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 17th July 2015.

CIPFAstats Datasets Browser


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