Essential data tools for district councils

When you have to do less with more, the decisions become harder. Authorities are looking to compare and learn from other authorities and finding it hard to do the analysis themselves.

Drawing on extensive experience, CIPFA has tailored four services for district councils, saving you time and money and offering insight into your services:

  • Comparative Profiles
  • CIPFAstats
  • Core Back Office Benchmarking
  • Value for Money Toolkit.

The CIPFA methodology of measure, compare, review and improve applies to all the services. The last element 'improve' implies taking action.

Also, by undertaking 'measuring' the following year you can then start to assess how those service transformations have impacted your performance, making benchmarking part of an annual performance review and build a data bank for trend analysis.

The services tailored for district councils include: comparative profiles, core back office benchmarking, VfM toolkit and CIPFAstats. The Essential Data Tools for District Councils 2015 is available to download.

The services are priced very competitively for district councils, enabling you to take advantage of these services that we offer.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us on T: 020 7543 5600 or E:

If you would like to share your experience regarding how the tools have helped you in your authority, we would be delighted to hear from you. Submit feedback.