Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Reports

Performance tracker: data driven analysis of the performance of government (spring 2017)

28-02-2017

Performance Tracker provides a data-driven assessment of the government’s performance in one crucial area – running public services. It focuses on five services: hospitals, adult social care, schools, prisons and the police.

CIPFA Performance Tracker

Place-based asset management: managing public sector property to support aligned local public services

01-07-2015

An introductory guide to place-based asset management that presents the main concepts of a collaborative approach to managing property assets. It will help senior decision-makers in local public services to understand the drivers for collaboration on public property assets,­ evaluate their public estate and get started on a place-based asset management model of delivery.

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Practical issues in the governance of clinical commissioning groups

01-06-2015

This Insight is intended to give Clinical Commissioning Group members an introduction to best practice in governance.

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Pre comprehensive spending review

01-10-2015

Substantial cuts have affected the public sector since the Comprehensive Spending Review in 2010. This CIPFA Briefing looks to the 2015 Spending Review and highlights some of the main areas of concern and key financial risks facing public services in the medium term.

Pre-CSR-Briefing

Principles for section 151 officers working with LEPs

01-08-2018

The partnership between local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and local authorities is an important one. This keystone outlines the principles the section 151 officer role for LEPs should meet when instilling good and proportionate financial governance.

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Principles of effective communication in financial performance reporting

10-07-2015

This guidance builds upon the work carried out by CIPFA as part of its Telling the Whole Story consultation of effective reporting and effective communication principles set out by the Financial Reporting Council as part of its reducing complexity project.

Effective Communication in Financial Reporting

Public financial management: taking responsibility

10-07-2015

This document explains how and why CIPFA is building on its Fixing the Foundations initiative by promoting further collaboration between professional accountancy bodies.

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Public services in Wales

01-04-2016

This CIPFA Briefing explains how public resources are used to provide services for the people of Wales. It highlights the importance of strong public financial management, looks at the prospect of future devolved taxation powers and emphasises the need for a clear and transparent financial framework and powers to properly manage Welsh public resources.

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Reality check: next steps in developing sustainability and transformation plans

01-04-2017

The NHS planning guidance set out the notion of sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) in 2015. This Insight gives an analysis of the 44 STPs submitted in February 2017.

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Housing associations right to buy

01-10-2015

The extension of Right to Buy into the housing association sector will potentially have wide reaching implications not just for housing associations but also local authorities. This CIPFA Briefing explores the potential impact of the government’s plans.

Right-to-Buy-Briefing

Scotland's future in the balance

01-06-2014

This report considers what a balance sheet for the devolved Scottish public sector might look like and examines the questions around Scotland’s financial position and future financial sustainability.

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Internal Audit Engagement Opinions: Setting common definitions

29-04-2020

This report considers the use of opinions on engagements completed by internal audit, as there is currently no common definition or standard framework for audit opinions. CIPFA's Internal Audit Special Interest Group have compared practice across a range of UK public sector internal auditors and summarised their conclusions.

Setting common definitions report

Sharing the gain: collaborating for cost effectiveness

01-01-2010

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.

Shared Services Report

Skilled up: what the finance leader needs to know

01-02-2016

There are many reasons to celebrate the resilience, inventiveness and effectiveness of the finance community who have coped admirably with almost a decade of austerity. This report offers some reflections on the financial leadership challenge arising from this environment.

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Sorting the plans

01-11-2016

CIPFA examined the first nine of the 44 Sustainability and Transformation Plans submitted in October 2016 to be publicly released to see how the STPs were shaping up and if integrated working would do more to help make them a success.

Specification for carrying out condition surveys

08-11-2018

This free publication will help with the procurement of property condition surveys.

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Stepping stones to accrual accounting: the transition from cash to accrual accounting

06-07-2015

The transition from cash to accrual accounting is a key part of strengthening public financial management. This keystone goes through the issues and risks involved in a transition process and the tools an organisation needs to take implementation forward.

Stepping Stones to Accrual Accounting

Talent Management in Government Finance

18-09-2018

There is an increasing focus on attracting and retaining the best finance professionals working in governments around the world. This report kicks off the conversation about talent management strategies and provides an initial evidence base from which we can start to develop a truly sustainable workforce in financial management. In collaboration with the International Colloquium on Financial Management for National Governments.

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Talking about tomorrow

01-07-2019

Local government is at a turning point. Councils are starting to reinvent the way essential local services are delivered while grappling with spending cuts on a scale never before experienced within the public sector. How can councils develop a viable and stable future?

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Telling the Whole Story

01-05-2008

The theme of this paper is that it is the individual council that is best placed to determine how it will communicate with and interact with its stakeholders.

Telling the Whole Story Consultation

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