CIPFA Research is a team of senior researchers and analysts who between them have many years’ experience providing qualitative and quantitative research services. We also draw on public sector expertise from within CIPFA’s networks.

Our services

CIPFA Research has provided research and associated services to organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

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In addition to high quality desk research we engage with members of the public, stakeholders and staff within organisations across all sectors.

As part of the CIPFA group we have access to numerous datasets, expertise and knowledge that enable us to extract real value from our research and surveys, delivering you a greater insight.

We produce high quality reports to client specifications, incorporating executive summaries, in-depth analysis and clear, thematic outcomes.

We can offer an end-to-end service: designing your research programme, obtaining the data and providing both qualitative and quantitative analysis along with process management.

We also offer supplementary research services to support and compliment any research you have already carried out.


Our expertise includes:

  • policy research
  • social research
  • market research.

Our clients include central and local government departments, the health sector, not-for-profit organisations and a wide range of private sector organisations, such as insurance companies, accountancy and audit firms and energy companies.

Whether your need a complete research solution or to fulfill a particular aspect of your overall consultation strategy, you should make CIPFA Research your first port of call.

National research

We also provide wellestablished comparable national customer research for:

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Find out about our survey services including: Public Library Users Survey, Young People's Library Survey, Finance Users Survey and more.

Research process

Find out more about our bespoke services and some of the previous clients we have worked with in a variety of sectors.

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