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Reports

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 in council buildings England

24-01-2020

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

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Compliance monitoring in council buildings Scotland

24-01-2020

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

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Compliance monitoring for school premises

02-07-2018

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.

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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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Delivering effective financial management

22-08-2017

Delivering effective financial management in Public Service Organisations, The CIPFA FM model – statements of good practice.

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Developing local economies

01-07-2015

Increased economic growth has been a prime candidate for increased devolution and the part of public policy where some movement has taken place. This Insight explores the issue of what is meant by devolution.

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Easing the pressure: the incentive for early accounts closedown

01-10-2016

In this Insight CIPFA examines what the future finance department will need to do to adhere to expected prompt financial reporting and to deliver good practice in terms of quality and efficiency.

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Emerging stronger

01-03-2011

This report looks at shaping the finance function to meet new and future challenges, whether the function is centralised, distributed across the organisation, or delivered in collaboration with other agencies.

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Enabling change

01-09-2016

Local authorities face unprecedented financial pressures with demands on them to spend less money. Despite this, local government has risen to and met the challenges it faced. How have local authorities saved money and what issues does this raise?

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English local authority reserves

01-06-2015

Reserves are important to local authorities but with increased financial pressures are CFOs having to use the money to continue service provision?

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Evaluating preventative investments in public health in England

01-05-2019

In this report, PHE and CIPFA argue that a culture change in the way local organisations evaluate long-term investment in prevention is key to making the most of the proposed shift to Integrated Care Systems by 2021.

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Finance competencies for public services: shaping the finance function to meet new and future challenges

01-01-2014

This Keystone focuses on four core roles for the finance function: innovator, business partner, steward and provider/commissioner and looks at the contribution the finance function makes and how to make it fit for future challenges.

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Finance’s role in public sector transformation

11-07-2018

The role of finance has always undergone constant change, but today this is happening faster than ever because of wider organisational developments in digital modelling, automation, data science and cloud computing. This report by CIPFA and Eduserv examines the impact of changes on the finance profession.

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Financial foresight: current insights on local government financial sustainability

23-07-2019

A decade of austerity and a lack of certainty beyond the current financial year makes it hard for councils to manage their medium to long-term financial sustainability. This report provides an overview of the road local authorities have travelled since 2010, where they are now and the options for the future.

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Five point plan for Northern Ireland

01-02-2017

Following the elections in Northern Ireland in February 2017, CIPFA looks at the challenges faced by the new Executive. It considers governance, the provision of effective public services and the longer-term financial situation.

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From desire to delivery

01-03-2015

Essays from CIPFA's roundtables on the integration of health and social care.

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From desire to delivery: CIPFA's roundtables on the integration of health and social care

01-03-2015

Health and social care face tough challenges and integration is a promising way to deal with their financial problems as well as improving the user experience. This Insight considers what integration would look like, the financial impact, barriers to moving forward and getting integration right.

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Funding devolved government across the UK

01-11-2014

The move to devolve further powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland raises questions in terms of the allocation of funding. This CIPFA Briefing considers how effective the Barnett formula will be in the long term.

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Gender budgeting for public finance

01-01-2019

Gender budgeting starts from the premise that the way in which resources are raised or allocated has implications as the policies or programmes which are funded, impact differently on women and men. However, gender inequalities are enmeshed in institutional practices, including budgetary processes, and is one of the main reasons to talk about gender and public finance and public policy. This insight does just that.

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