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Local Government Application Note for the UK PSIAS (2019 Edition)


Available now to order – publication date February 2019. This updated guide is an essential introduction to local government finance for all those with an interest in public services. It is designed to be easy to read and give the reader the key information they need at their fingertips.

LGPS Fund Accounts 2018/19: Example Accounts and Disclosure Checklist


This guide to preparing Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Fund Accounts is an absolute must for finance practitioners in LGPS-administering authorities and external audit agencies.

Council Farms Statistics 2017/18 Actuals (Excel)


This publication provides detailed financial and other information on council farms/rural estates in England and Wales, including: the number and types of farm/rural estate; average size; acquisitions and disposals; tenancies; rent roll; capital expenditure on acquisitions etc and staff employed. It also includes operational and non-operational expenditure, including the cost of estate management.
As of 2015/16, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has started a collaboration with CIPFA on the collection of council farms, thus making the completion of the questionnaire a statutory obligation for England. CIPFA Council Farms data is used for the annual report to Parliament on Local Authority Smallholdings in England collated by Defra.
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CIPFA Fire and Rescue Service Profile 2018


The CIPFAstats Fire and Rescue Service Comparative Profiles have been developed in response to requests from fire and rescue authorities from around the UK. Our comparative profiles use the latest CIPFAstats data alongside information from Home Office and other sources, bringing it into simple and easy to read charts that collectively build up a detailed view of how your service compares to others.

Rating Review Statistics 2018/19 Estimates Excel


This journal is considered to be the most authoritative guide to local government financial statistics in Scotland.

The publication includes statistics and actual expenditure information for all 32 authorities. Actual expenditure on all services is included, as well as information relating to the number of councilors, the council tax base and non-domestic rateable values for each authority. For the three major services areas of housing, education and social work, more detailed information is included.

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