Corporate services benchmarking clubs

CIPFA Corporate Services Benchmarking Clubs are the market leaders for local government to benchmark their services against other local authorities. Measuring the cost and performance of service delivery will help organisations to understand where they can transform and streamline services.

New and improved

We know that departments are under sustained pressure and that undertaking a benchmarking exercise involves using valuable resources, so we have streamlined the service where possible to make it easier and quicker to share the key information with us.

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We are online

As well as streamlining the questionnaires to capture the information that is most important, outputs for your organisation will now be available online, including your historical reports, making it easier and quicker to share the key information with colleagues.

National reach

We are also providing club members with national reports for those clubs that you don't participate in, and the reports have NEW executive summaries highlighting important metrics.

For a full list of new features, read more.

More attractive price

All of these NEW features are being delivered with a significant 50% saving on the 2015 price for access to all clubs.

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Download Corporate Services Brochure 2016


Our benchmarking will help you:

  • compare your organisation’s costs and performance
  • review your performance trends
  • evidence your authority’s performance in relation to value for money
  • highlight areas of concern
  • share information and ideas at our review meetings
  • learn from the successes and mistakes
  • produce detailed reports for management teams and audit committees
  • become more efficient and manage your resources more effectively.

Our benchmarking clubs are relevant no matter how your services are delivered; whether in-house, via shared services, contracted out or a mixture of any of these.

Corporate Services Benchmarking Clubs 

Our clubs for 2016 cover key areas of:

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