tools and support diagnostics

There are a variety of specialist benchmarking tools and support diagnostic services that CIPFA offers which can provide you with a critical evidence base to help you achieve your transformation goals

Income Generation Diagnostics

Many authorities are hardly scratching the surface in exploring and exploiting the many income generation powers and options available to them. Options some authorities are finding can not only make a real impact in generating additional funds, but can also bring more autonomy, independence and a reduced reliance on central government support.
Our tools and reports use the latest sales, fees and charges data, bringing it into simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how income generated within your authority compares to others such that you can identify opportunities for increasing revenues.

Budgeting Tools

Budgeting provides a basis for planning, control and performance measurement, representing an essential part of a public service organisation’s remit, and an ever increasing challenge in these times of austerity.
Our budgeting tools and reports examine how your service costs compare to your peers, providing key decision-makers in your organisation with a quick, inexpensive way to engage with the latest comparative data to support evidence based decision-making.

Back-office Benchmarking

It is estimated that some £18bn of public funds are spent on the provision of back-office services every year, yet very little is available from public sources about where this money is directed or how organisations compare.

Our back-office benchmarking services are the pre-eminent source of data about this important area of activity, covering more than 20 functions including finance, governance, HR and procurement. Each of our benchmarking clubs are tailored to your needs and will help you to drive improvements and identify savings opportunities

4 Phased Transformation support package

This is CIPFA’s bespoke consultancy offer. It is designed to simplify the whole transformation journey by walking a practitioner or council Member through the key decision stages and options available to them. Each stage is underpinned and evidenced by worked examples and case studies of past projects for added context.
The principle aim of this support offer is to ensure practitioners fully understand all stages and transformation options available to them and the likely impact on their organisation. Find out more about this package.