Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Guidance for current CIPFAstats subscribers

The introduction of our new data management platform has given us the opportunity to make some exciting changes to CIPFAstats. Early next year we will be launching CIPFAstats+, a new service that will offer a significantly enhanced visual experience, an expanded range of datasets and advanced reporting capabilities. As a current subscriber we now are inviting you to see the new platform in action and tell us what you think.

The new CIPFAstats+ subscription will come into effect on 1 April 2021, at the beginning of the subscription year.

But as a current CIPFAstats subscriber, you now have exclusive access to the new platform and the ever-growing range of CIPFAstats+ datasets, in addition to the current data platform and the complementary tools.

Please take the time to visit the new platform – you'll find the link in the table below – and let us know what you think. The feedback we have received to date has been overwhelmingly positive and new datasets are being added on a regular basis.

All the links you need

In the table below you will find links to everything you now have access to as a CIPFAstats subscriber. To gain the most from the pages below, make sure you're logged into the CIPFA website before using the links.

The new platform featuring the majority of datasets from the General Finance and Police CIPFAstats themes (in the coming months, all remaining CIPFAstats datasets will be migrated to the new platform), plus the following which have just been added:

  • District and County Matters Planning Dashboards: essential for understanding English councils' planning services in respect of net expenditure, applications received, and decisions made. 

  • Demographics Dashboard: offering invaluable demographic analysis of UK-wide authorities. 
  • Archive Services Actuals Dashboard: providing a detailed analysis of local authority archive services and insightful information about the sector. 
Go to the new platform
The current platform containing the full range of our existing CIPFAstats datasets (when the migration to the new platform is completed, this site will be retired).
Go to
VfM Toolkit, an interactive toolkit that allows you to compare your council’s key performance indicators to similar authorities.
Download the VfM Toolkit 
Nearest Neighbours Model, a tool to help you to assess who you should be benchmarking your organisation against.

Download the Nearest Neighbours Model

Housing 360, which comprises three tools that analyse financial and non-financial data to help you understand your overall housing position.

Download the Housing Interactive Profile

Download the Housing Future Resources Model

Download the Housing Scorecard

Does everyone in my organisation have access?

Yes, and we'd encourage you to share this page with your colleagues, so they can experience the new platform and all the benefits of being a CIPFAstats subscriber. All they need to do is register on the CIPFA website (if they haven't done so already) and create their own login. They will then be able to access all the data and interactive tools using the links above.

How can I keep updated on the changes?

We will be sending a new monthly newsletter to keep everyone updated as we move from to the new platform. If you'd like to receive this newsletter, follow the steps below:

  • If you haven't already, register for the CIPFA website.
  • When you have registered, login and go to 'MyCIPFA'.
  • Click on 'My preferences'.
  • In 'My Preference Centre', select 'Product and services'.
  • Make sure 'Research Analytics and Transformation News' is switched to 'Yes'.

Get in touch

If you would like to arrange a demonstration session or share your feedback with us, please get in touch:

If you run into any difficulties accessing the new platform, please contact us at: