Reports

Accountability, performance and transformation: learning from the CIPFA FM Model

01-11-2016

Strong financial management ensures that public money is used well, and is made to stretch as far as possible. This Insight looks at how CIPFA’s FM Model has helped CFOs and leadership teams stay in control of their financial strategy and remain resilient.

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Accounting for the cloud

01-03-2017

Cloud computing is revolutionising the way that IT services are provided across government, healthcare and the broader public services and promises to reduce costs and increase flexibility. This Insight considers the finance team’s role in transitioning to the cloud.

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After the downturn

01-01-2009

This report, prepared by CIPFA and SOLACE, and informed by a much wider cross-section of public sector professionals, explores the crucial questions of how spending reductions should be achieved and where they should fall, and calls on the political party manifestos to address these questions clearly.

After the Downturn

Aligning local public services framework: a reference to good practice

01-07-2015

This framework has been developed as a reference for good practice for all who work in delivering local public services.

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Alternative service delivery models: transforming organisations in local government

01-01-2016

This Insight sets out the key considerations for local government in ‘transforming’ service delivery. It focuses on the decisions around which services are most appropriate for your organisation and the positives and negatives of different delivery vehicles.

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Applying CIPFA's whole systems approach for better public financial management

01-11-2014

This Keystone is intended to take steps towards strengthening public financial management by helping both governments and individual organisations to apply the principles set out in CIPFA’s Whole System Approach to Public Financial Management in practice.

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Balance sheet for Northern Ireland's public sector

12-10-2015

Northern Ireland’s public finances have been the subject of public debate and scrutiny and should reflect the priorities of the people of Northern Ireland. In this briefing CIPFA sets out for the first time what the scale of the devolved assets and liabilities in Northern Ireland are.

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Balancing local authority budgets and section 114 notices

01-03-2016

This CIPFA Briefing looks at what it means to have a balanced budget and who is responsible for achieving this equilibrium. It also considers what factors have a negative impact on the budget and result in a local authority facing a spending crisis.

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Balancing local authority budgets and section 114 notices

01-03-2016

This CIPFA Briefing looks at what it means to have a balanced budget and who is responsible for achieving this equilibrium. It also considers what factors have a negative impact on the budget and result in a local authority facing a spending crisis.

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Balancing local authority budgets

01-04-2016

Funding cuts, a drop in RSG and a rising demand for services are all causing CFOs to worry about balancing their budgets. The financial management challenges facing councils are complex and ever shifting. This Insight looks at what a balanced budget means and the dynamics of financial leadership.

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Building financial resilience: managing financial stress in local authorities

01-06-2017

Effective financial management in the public sector has always been built on planning for the long term, but organisations need the resilience to deliver savings while still providing services to their community. This report is based on CIPFA’s work with local authorities to develop resilience.

Building financial resilience

Building partnerships - devolution summit 2015

01-10-2015

The future of local government lies in collaboration, integration and partnership and in the drive to deliver effective public services, roles, structures and responsibilities will need to be revised. This Insight draws on discussions held in CIPFA’s Devolution Summit held in 2015.

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Changing Children's Lives: assessing cost and demand for children's services

06-11-2017

This Insight sets out the strategic context to the evolution of children’s services and outlines some of the key issues including policy, outcomes and leadership development.

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CIPFA statement on the role of the chief financial officer of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Finance Officer of the Chief Constable

01-07-2012

This guide aims to bring clarity to the complex list of duties a chief financial officer (CFO) in the police service is expected to carry out.

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Civica - The Commercial Imperative

14-07-2016

This report looks closely at how reduced central government funding has driven local government senior management teams to adopt commercial strategies and to identify alternative income streams, as they strive to become financially self-sufficient, on a sustainable, long term basis.

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CJC glossary of terms used in planning and delivering public services

21-12-2015

A free to download document from the Commissioning Joint Committee containing a full glossary of terms used in planning and delivering public services.

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Code of practice on managing the risk of fraud and corruption

01-01-2014

Leaders of public sector organisations have a responsibility to embed effective standards for countering fraud and corruption in their organisations. This Code outlines five key steps a leadership team should follow to ensure the risk of fraud within their organisation is minimised.

Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption

The case for commissioning and procurement transformation in English local government

01-05-2015

There have been unprecedented cuts in public service expenditure which means organisations have to become smarter in commissioning, procuring and then managing the resultant contracts. This Insight gives CFOs the questions to ask to ensure successful procurement processes are in place.

Compliance monitoring for school premises

03-05-2018

This publication helps school leaders to understand areas where compliance monitoring is required to ensure that school buildings under their control comply with statutory and regulatory standards.

Compliance Monitoring for School Premises

Costing the curriculum

01-12-2016

New funding formula, increased pupil numbers, academies, teacher recruitment… this Insight looks at the issues surrounding educational funding, planning and the difficulties in balancing the books whilst maintaining or improving school attainment.

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