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Value for Money (VfM) Indicators is the leading benchmarking tool for assessing value for money in the public sector. HM Treasury specifically recommends collecting and reporting against indicators, for organisations with more than 250 employees.
VfM Indicators has the widest coverage of back office functions, which are under scrutiny in many parts of the public sector at present. You can assess performance of finance, human resources, information and communication technology, estate management, procurement, legal functions and communications.
VfM Indicators will assess your organisation’s performance, and pinpoint its strengths and weaknesses, helping you to make more informed decisions on budget and improvement. The system also provides you with solid, data-related evidence to support decisions.
You can use VfM indicators to:
We use cost and productivity indicators to measure your economy and efficiency. And your effectiveness is measured by indicators assessing user satisfaction, modernising approach and impact on organisational performance.
We are continually expanding the depth of reporting available, drawing on our extensive historical database. By taking part you will be able to compare your organisation to a wide range of members across the public sector.
Our survey tool provides a mechanism for you to survey users and commissioners of the services that you sign up to. It also allows you to collect data around user ICT competence for those taking part in that area.
Your report will enable you to access information and data that will be essential to help you modify and plan your work programme.
Simply return the completed questionnaires as best fits with your internal requirements (by 31 December 2015) – we will deliver your comparisons (benchmarked against your sector and across the whole public sector) within 15 working days (first reports available from September 2015).
If you have any questions contact E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices are based on the number of streams you sign up to and if you choose to make use of the analytical survey tool. Special group rates are available for organisations wanting to join as a collective.
Please note that a link to the membership form shall be added after launch towards the end of June.
CIPFA benchmarking team
T: 020 7543 5600
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