Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Insights

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:

 

Facing up to COVID

Facing Up to COVID-19 in the Public Sector: The internal audit response (PDF, 246KB)

This Insight provides some examples of how internal audit teams across different public services have responded to the challenges of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

Manchester libraries

Manchester Libraries - Research into how libraries help people with loneliness and isolation (PDF, 767KB)

This report is based on research that shows how Manchester’s libraries bring many benefits to the communities they serve and are extremely well used, that residents’ health and wellbeing is improved by using the library, and that people feel better when they use their local library.

 

 

 

Performance tracker 2020

Performance Tracker 2020: How public services have coped with coronavirus (PDF, 3.3MB)

 Performance Tracker is an ongoing analysis of the performance of public services.

 

 

 

 

 

Road to Reform

The Road to Reform (PDF, 312KB)

Discussing COVID-19 as a potential catalyst for change in funding social care.

 

 

 

 

 

Financial scrutiny practice guideFinancial Scrutiny Practice Guide(PDF, 174KB)

Providing guidance on how to integrate an awareness of financial scrutiny for England councils and councillors.

 

 

 

 

 

Setting Common Definitions Internal Audit Engagement Opinions: Setting common definitions (218KB)

Considering the use of opinions on engagements completed by internal audit

 

 

 

 

case for reform cover imageThe Case for Reform(PDF, 429KB) 

Developing a council tax fit for the 21st century.

 

 

 

 

 

gender budgeting cover imageGender Budgeting for Public Finance(PDF, 315KB)

Written by Angela O'Hagan with additional content from the Women's Budget Group

Making sure public spending and the provision of services benefit both men and women.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Download Building Financial Resilience (PDF, 383KB)
Written by Richard Vize

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Looking_forward

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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