Research and Analytics

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Welcome to Research and Analytics

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

Spending on public libraries falls by £66m in a year

Spending on public libraries falls by £66m in a year

According to CIPFA's annual library survey, the squeeze on council funding continues to take its toll on libraries, as spending, paid staff and branches declined again last year... more

Fire and Rescue Profiles

Fire and Rescue Profiles

CIPFA has now launched the Fire and Rescue conparative profile for 2016-17.  

The profiles provide a number of key performance indicators, for example:

New 'How To' Videos for CIPFAstats & Benchmarking

New 'How To' Videos for CIPFAstats & Benchmarking

Our interactive tools for both the Benchmarking and CIPFAstats services allow you to:

  • easily select those areas of your service you are interested in
  • deepen y... more

How to Transform your Social Care

How to Transform your Social Care

 

With health and social care finances under increasing pressure, it is critical to obtain comparative data to help identify where you reduce costs and transform serv... more


Latest Statistical Releases

  • VfM Toolkit - Release of Version 2017.3

    The latest version of the VfM Toolkit (v.2017.3) has been released.

  • CIPFA's Public Library Statistics 2017 (released on 11th December 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2016-17 Actuals (released on 6th December 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Statistics 2016-17 Estimates (released on 29th November 2017)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Police Objective Analysis 2017-18 Estimates (released on 10th November 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Police Service Statistics Estimates 2017-18 (released on 10th November 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Statistics 2017-18 Estimates Questionnaire (released on 3rd November 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 15th December 2017.

  • Archive Services | 2016-17 Actuals | Provisional Data

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

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2016-17 Actuals (released on 18th October 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management 2017 (released on 6th October 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 17th November 2017.

  • CIPFA's Rating Review 2017-18 Estimates (released on 29th September 2017)

    Provisional data for Scotland is now available.

  • CIPFA's Cultural Statistics in Scotland 2017 (released on 29th September 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 10th November 2017.

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2017 (released on 22nd September 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 3rd November 2017.

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2017-18 Estimates (released on 20th September 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Police Objective Analysis Statistics 2017-18 Estimates (released on 12th September 2017)

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

  • CIPFA's Police Service Statistics 2016-17 Actuals (released on 1st September 2017)

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

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