regulatory services

Our new Regulatory Services Comparative Profiles use financial data from the CIPFAStats Regulatory Services Statistics Survey, bringing it into simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your service costs compare to others.

Order your new 2012/2013 profiles now!

The CIPFA regulatory services and trading standards comparative profiles have been developed in response to requests from local authorities from across England and Wales.

Our comparative profiles enable you to examine how your service costs and income compare to your peers, providing key decision-makers with a quick, inexpensive way to engage with the most recent CIPFAstats Regulatory Services Statistical Survey data, recently released for 2012/2013, to support evidence based decision-making.

What do we look at?

The profiles look at the following key areas:

  • objective and subjective financial analysis overviews 
  • animal health and animal welfare licensing
  • public health
  • infectious diseases
  • environmental protection
  • food safety
  • health safety and welfare
  • port health
  • water safety
  • licensing
  • other regulatory services, and
  • trading standards.

What are the benefits?

There are a number of benefits from signing up:

  • professional reports from a trusted source
  • no additional work required as they draw on data returns already made
  • it will help you to understand your services better
  • spotting potential areas for savings and improvement
  • identifying authorities who are performing well
  • it saves you time and money on analysing the data yourself
  • evidence for performance assessments
  • understanding your figures better before finalising your next RO return, and
  • getting involved and helping us develop the profiles to be even better.

What do I get by ordering?

You will be provided with a Regulatory Services comparative profile pack, tailored to your individual authority and containing three sets of profiles, which compare your authority to:

  • all authorities across England and Wales
  • all other authorities within your region
  • your nearest neighbour grouping as defined by the CIPFA Nearest Neighbour Model.

In addition, you will receive an interactive Excel tool to enable you to analyse the data further and export charts for your own reports. You will also be able to request an additional profile compared with any selection of authorities at no additional charge.

For examples of what you will receive, check out our regulatory services sample report, and our trading standards sample report.

How to order

Our local authority expenditure profile pack for 2012/2013 is available for £475 + VAT for unitary authorities and £325 + VAT for district councils.  County councils will receive a detailed comparison of trading standards and this is available at £325 + VAT.

Place your order online today.

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