Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Policy and Guidance

CIPFA plays a vital role in the development of policy and technical guidance in public financial management, governance, financial reporting and audit for public sector finance managers.

Policy and guidance development

CIPFA engages with public services, participates in financial reporting standard setting, influences policy and guidance through technical panels, responds to consultations, and works with other accountancy and professionally related bodies.


We publish approximately 30 titles a year on a wide range of subjects, including our local government Codes of Practice and sector-specific guidance for higher education, housing and central government.

During this challenging time for the public sector our publications provide vital knowledge and skill-improving support.



Our publications provide technical guidance and expert help in financial management and reporting.

Technical enquiry service

Get specialist guidance and advice on specific technical matters.


CIPFA provides reports on a variety of public finance topics for UK and international practitioners