Insights provide detailed commentary and analysis on current issues and developments affecting public financial management and governance.

Search through our Insights to learn more about what both key practitioners in public finance and CIPFA have to say:

Administration in the LGPS insight coverAdministration in the LGPS: a guide for pensions authorities (PDF, 608KB)
Written in partnership with AON

Talent management in government finance coverTalent Management in Government Finance: finance ministries colloquium survey analysis (PDF, 787KB)
Written on behalf of the International Colloquium on Financial Management for National Governments

Changing Children's Lives assessing cost and demand for children's services (PDF, 732KB)
Written by Mike Bennett


Download building financial resilience (PDF, 383KB)
Written by Richard Vize


Download The levy, apprenticeships and the public sector (PDF, 408 KB)
Written by Neil Merrick

Reality Check

Download Reality Check (PDF, 390 KB)
Next steps in developing sustainability and transformation plans 

Accounting for the cloud

Download Accounting for the Cloud (PDF, 1039 KB)
Written by John Thornton (e-ssential Resources) and supported by Microsoft UK

Download Costing the curriculum: financial sustainability in schools (PDF, 515 KB)
Published jointly by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and CIPFA


Download Accountability, Performance and Transformation (PDF, 1 MB)
Learning from the CIPFA FM Model by Graham Marsden


Download Looking Forward (PDF, 705 KB)
Medium-term financial strategies in the UK public sector


Download Easing the Pressure: The Incentive for Early Accounts Closedown (PDF, 468 KB)
Written in association with EY

Download Investing in Council Housing (PDF, 727 KB)
Written by John Perry and Glenn Smith (CIH) and Joanne Pitt (CIPFA)

More medicine

Download More Medicine Needed: The Health of Health Finances Revisited (PDF, 675 KB)
Written by Paul Carey-Kent

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