Insights

Insights provide detailed commentary and analysis on current issues and developments affecting public financial management and governance.

Search through our Insights to learn more about what both key practitioners in public finance and CIPFA have to say:


case for reform cover imageThe Case for Reform (PDF, 429KB) 

Developing a council tax fit for the 21st century.






gender budgeting cover imageGender Budgeting for Public Finance (PDF, 315KB)

Written by Angela O'Hagan with additional content from the Women's Budget Group

Making sure public spending and the provision of services benefit both men and women.






Administration in the LGPS insight coverAdministration in the LGPS: A Guide for Pensions Authorities (PDF, 608KB)
Written in partnership with AON






Talent management in government finance coverTalent Management in Government Finance: Finance Ministries Colloquium Survey Analysis (PDF, 787KB)
Written on behalf of the International Colloquium on Financial Management for National Governments






Changing Children's Lives: Assessing Cost and Demand for Children's Services (PDF, 732KB)
Written by Mike Bennett






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Download Building Financial Resilience (PDF, 383KB)
Written by Richard Vize






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Download the Levy, Apprenticeships and the Public Sector (PDF, 408 KB)
Written by Neil Merrick






Reality Check

Download Reality Check (PDF, 390 KB)
Next steps in developing sustainability and transformation plans 






Accounting for the cloud

Download Accounting for the Cloud (PDF, 1039 KB)
Written by John Thornton (e-ssential Resources) and supported by Microsoft UK






Download Costing the Curriculum: Financial Sustainability in Schools (PDF, 515 KB)
Published jointly by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and CIPFA






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Download Accountability, Performance and Transformation (PDF, 1 MB)
Learning from the CIPFA FM Model by Graham Marsden






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Download Looking Forward (PDF, 705 KB)
Medium-term financial strategies in the UK public sector






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Download Easing the Pressure: The Incentive for Early Accounts Closedown (PDF, 468 KB)
Written in association with EY






Download Investing in Council Housing (PDF, 727 KB)
Written by John Perry and Glenn Smith (CIH) and Joanne Pitt (CIPFA)






More medicine

Download More Medicine Needed: The Health of Health Finances Revisited (PDF, 675 KB)
Written by Paul Carey-Kent





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Administration in the LGPS insight coverAdministration in the LGPS: a guide for pensions authorities (PDF, 608KB) 
Written in partnership with AON


Administration in the LGPS insight coverAdministration in the LGPS: a guide for pensions authorities (PDF, 608KB) 
Written in partnership with AON


Administration in the LGPS insight coverAdministration in the LGPS: a guide for pensions authorities (PDF, 608KB) 
Written in partnership with AON