Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Public finances and public services have experienced periods of great disruption before. However, the current coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency is eclipsing anything we might have seen in recent decades.
 
Governments, in the UK and around the world, have responded swiftly with economic interventions on a scale not experienced since the Second World War. There is a palpable sense of urgency in ensuring that the lives and livelihoods of citizens are protected.
 
But the speed with which governments have acted brings huge uncertainty about the consequences for public finance once the crisis has receded. We cannot say yet what the impacts of COVID-19 are likely to be for the guardians of public money and the providers of public services, but change could be profound.
 
CIPFA exists to promote excellence in public financial management, whether that be in the local town hall or global institutions. We stand ready to respond to this crisis and are working hard to support our members with the challenges they face and to represent their interests, and the interests of taxpayers, to the highest level of government.



COVID-19 OneView service

CIPFA has partnered with data specialist Xantura to provide OneView - a service which can quickly identify vulnerable groups who are most in need of support as a result of COVID-19.

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Events and training

To continue supporting you during the COVID-19 restrictions, all of our scheduled open courses and network events are going ahead as planned and are being delivered online.

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Guide to digital platforms

Our delivery platforms for our online training and events are Go-To Training and Microsoft Teams. Find out how to get online with our quick guide to these two popular platforms.

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Support for members

Find all the key updates and advice for members. We'll direct you to the most relevant benefits of your membership during this period.

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Advice for employers

Find updates on our professional PQ and apprenticeship training, how we’re supporting students and employer COVID-19 webinar briefings.

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Student support and exams

Here's all the key information you need to know as we move our face-to-face training and exams online.

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Networks update and support

In response to COVID-19, the CIPFA Network team have been working hard to ensure continuity of support for our subscribers and event delegates.

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Publications update

CIPFA continues to support customers and subscribers with help and guidance through our publications and comprehensive back catalogue.

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Key resources

A range of useful COVID-19 information and resources, both from CIPFA and across key public sector agencies.

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Policy and insight

CIPFA’s team of policy and technical experts provide commentary and guidance on the latest issues affecting the public sector as a result of COVID-19.

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