Research and Analytics

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

Libraries lose branches and staff as spending continues to drop

Libraries lose branches and staff as spending continues to drop

The number of public library branches and paid staff in Britain continues to drop, as stretched councils reduce their spending on the service, CIPFA’s annual library surve... more

CIPFA Service Reporting Code of Practice (SeRCOP) 2019/20: Service Expenditure Analysis (SEA)

CIPFA Service Reporting Code of Practice (SeRCOP) 2019/20: Service Expenditure Analysis (SEA)

The invitation to comment for the CIPFA Service Reporting Code of Practice, Service Expenditure Analysis for England and Wales is now under way.

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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

Highest council tax increase in England for 14 years

Highest council tax increase in England for 14 years

CIPFA has published its annual forecast of council tax in England and Wales. The increase in average Band D rates of 5.1% is the highest for 14 years.

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Latest Statistical Releases

  • CIPFA's Public Library Statistics 2018 (released on 7th December 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Estimates Statistics 2018-19 (released on 23rd November 2018)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Social Care Actuals Statistics 2017-18 (released on 23rd November 2018)

    Final data for Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Rating Review Estimates Statistics 2018-19 (released on 23rd November 2018)

    Final data for Scotland is now available.

  • CIPFA Police Objective Analysis Estimates | 2018-19 | (released 1st November 2018)

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

  • Archive Services Statistics | 2017-18 Actuals | Final Data (released on 26th October 2018)

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

  • Rating Review Estimates 2018-19 | Provisional Data (released 15th October 2018)

    Provisional data for Scotland is now available.

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2018 (updated on 9th November 2018)

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

  • CIPFA Police Service Statistics | 2017-18 Actuals | Provisional Data (released September 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Cultural Statistics in Scotland 2018 (released on 14th September 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 26th October 2018.

  • CIPFA's Archive Services Statistics 2017-18 Actuals (released on 31st August 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Finance and General Estimates Statistics 2018-19 (released on 21st August 2018)

    Final data for England and Wales is now available. 

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2018 (released on 13th August 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 21st September 2018.

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2018 (released on 8th August 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2018 (released on 7th August 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 14th September 2018.

  • CIPFA's Council Farms Statistics 2017-18 (released on 1st August 2018)

    Provisional data for England and Wales are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Revenue Collection Statistics 2018 (released on 14th June 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 27th July 2018. 

  • CIPFA's Council Tax Demands and Precepts Statistics 2018-19 (released on 8th June 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2016-17 (released on 30th May 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Public Library Statistics 2018 (released on 29th May 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 13th July 2018.

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2017 (released on 10th May 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Archive Services Statistics 2017-18 Actuals (released on 27th April 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 8th June 2018.

  • CIPFA's Revenue Collection Statistics 2016-17 (released on 24th April 2018)

    Provisional data for England and Wales are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Police Service Actual Statistics 2017-18 (released on 20th April 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 29th June 2018.

  • CIPFA's Police Service Estimate Statistics 2018-19 (released on 20th April 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 29th June 2018. 

  • Housing Revenue Account Statistics 2017 | Final Data (released on 19th April 2017)

    Final data for England and Scotland are now available.

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Statistics 2017-18 Estimates (released on 19th April 2018)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Capital Expenditure and Treasury Management Statistics 2016-17 (released on 13th April 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Fire and Rescue Service Statistics 2018 (released on 13th April 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 8th June 2018.

  • CIPFA's Council Farms Statistics 2018 (released on 21st March 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 21st March 2018. 

  • CIPFA's Police Service Actual Statistics 2016-17 (released on 26th March 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Local Authority Assets Statistics 2017 (released on 19th March 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Archive Services Actuals 2016-17 (released on 16th March 2018)

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

  • CIPFA's Council Tax Demands and Precepts Statistics 2018-19 (provisional data released on 15 March 2018)

    Provisional data for England and Wales are now available. 

  • CIPFA's Children's Services Statistics 2017-18 Estimates (released on 14th February 2018)

    Provisional data for England and Wales are now available.

  • Housing Revenue Account Statistics 2017 | Provisional Data (released on 13th February 2018)

    Provisional data for England and Scotland are now available

  • CIPFA's Highways and Transportation Statistics 2017 (released on 2nd February 2018)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • CIPFA's Cultural Statistics in Scotland 2017 (released on 1st February 2018)

    Final data for Scotland is now available.

  • CIPFA's Council Tax Demands and Precepts Statistics 2018-19 Questionnaires (released on 30 January 2018)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion.

  • CIPFA's Rating Review Estimates 2017-18 (released December 2017)

    Final data for Scotland is now available.

  • CIPFA's Finance and General Statistics 2016-17 Actuals (released on 20 December 2017)

    Final data for England and Wales are now available.

  • 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 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. 

  • Council Farms Statistics | 2017 | Questionnaire (released on 24th April 2017)

    Questionnaire is now available for completion, with a deadline of 2nd June 2017. 

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