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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

  • 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 (released on 24th January 2017)

    Final data for England are now available.

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

    Questionnaires are now available for completion.

  • CIPFA's Revenue Collection Statistics 2015-16 (released on 20th January 2017)

    Provisional data for England are now available.

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2015-16 (released on 19th January 2017)

    Provisional data are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2016 (released on 13th January 2017)

    Provisional data are now available.

  • CIPFA's Cemeteries Actuals Statistics 2015-16 (released on 12th January 2017)

    Provisional data for England, Scotland and Wales are now available

  • CIPFA's Police Statistics 2015-16 Actuals (released on 3rd January 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Rating Review Estimates 2016-17 (released on 21st December 2016)

    Final data for Scotland are now available.

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics Estimates 2016-17 (released on 20th December 2016)

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

  • CIPFA's Public Library Statistics 2016 (released on 12th December 2016)

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

  • CIPFA's Housing Rent Arrears and Benefits 2016 (released on 9th December 2016)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 20th January 2017. 

  • CIPFA's Housing Rents and Service Charges 2016 (released on 6th December 2016)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 13th January 2017. 

CIPFAstats Datasets Browser


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