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Value For Money Toolkit Release of Version 2017.2

Value For Money Toolkit  Release of Version 2017.2

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 to track the costs and performance of your services and compare them to your peers, helping you to understand how your authority is performing in relation to others and where efficiencies can be made. Key performance indicators for your council are displayed on a simple graph. You can then drill down into the detailed statistics to help you to better understand the performance of your services and identify best performing neighbours. With three updates per year, the performance indicators are always the most recent available.

The VfM Toolkit brings together data from many different government sources into one convenient location and allows for performance assessments based on the latest actual or estimated financial data. This data is not locked away but rather is freely available for the user to adapt to their own needs. Users can also determine their own comparator groups or use predetermined groups depending on the situation of their authority.

Subscribers to the VfM Toolkit click here to download the newest version. 

Please click here to learn more about the VfM Toolkit and price structure or to download an example file. Alternatively you can send an email to for further information. 

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