Financial resilience self-assessment and medium-term financial planning toolkit


This report has been created as part of the Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing (AFEP) programme with the Police Financial Management Working Group.

CIPFA report: Financial resilience self-assessment and medium-term financial planning toolkit

Financial scrutiny practice guide


Produced by the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and CIPFA, this guide provides guidance to England councils and councillors on how they might best integrate an awareness of council finances into the way that overview and scrutiny works.

financial scrutiny practice guide

Five point plan for Northern Ireland


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.

From desire to delivery


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

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


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.

Funding devolved government across the UK


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.

Gender budgeting for public finance


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.

Gender budgeting for public finance

Global perspectives on universal basic income


This report by CIPFA Chief Economist Jeff Matsu and Mehdi Shiva from GO Lab explores what effect the pandemic has had on universal basic income (UBI) programmes and what the future may hold for them.

CIPFA report on global perspectives on universal basic income

Glossary for NHS and local government finance and governance


Financial regimes, cultures and terminology differ between health and local government and can lead to confusion. This publication, produced by the HFMA and CIPFA, provides a glossary of terms used frequently in relation to finance and governance in the NHS and local government.

Good governance standard for public services


A guide to help those concerned with governance in the public services to understand and apply principles of good governance.

Government of Uganda: integrity focal persons


This report by CIPFA and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) explores the Government of Uganda's recently implemented zero tolerance to corruption policy and the technical assistance CIPFA can provide to support this.

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Guidance for CFOs working in health and local government


The health and social care sectors are facing the most difficult circumstances in the most challenging of times. This publication sets out the roles of the CFO working across the NHS and local government. It considers the implications for the increasing number of CFOs working in a dual arrangement and looks at the similarities and differences between the roles in each sector.

The health of health finances


Does the government have adequate plans to deal with the financial pressures on the health service? This CIPFA Briefing reviews the evidence by looking at financial results and forecasts and the pressures they indicate, making comparisons with trends in spending levels and analysing the specific pressures likely in future years.

Home truths - CFOs on the path to integration


A survey of CFOs carried out by CIPFA and iMPOWER in summer 2017 suggests a consensus around what needs to be done and results come at an interesting moment, just as sustainability and transformation plans are set to move from plans to actions.

International Framework: Good Governance in the Public Sector


This publication aims to encourage better service delivery and improve accountability by establishing a benchmark for aspects of good governance in the public sector.

International Public Sector Financial Accountability Index - 2018 Status Report


Accrual reporting – recording the economic substance of transactions when they occur rather than when cash settlement occurs – is fundamental to good decision making, transparency and accountability. This summary report provides a picture of the quality of public financial information and the extent of IPSAS adoption around the world and uses the data as of October 2018.

Investing in council housing


The government’s aim to build one million new homes over the next five years is ambitious, and requires investment. Our survey confirms that authorities with housing stock envisage challenges from the reduction in rental income which can be seen in reforecast business plans and warnings over financial stability.

Investing in flexible public services


There has been increasing confusion over the financial stability of the public sector. CIPFA looks at key areas that need addressing including Brexit, medium-term planning and flexibility in the use of resources.

Leading in hard times


The guidance outlined in this report is tailored explicitly for the very difficult conditions public service leaders find themselves in, due to the global financial crisis, the subsequent recession and the reduction of the UK’s budget deficit.

Leading internal audit in the public sector


The CIPFA Statement on the Role of the Head of Internal Audit recommends how the role operates in practice to deliver high quality internal audit leadership. The aim of this publication is to provide examples of how heads of internal audit are successfully working with their organisations to put the recommended principles into practice.

Leading internal audit in the public sector

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