Analysis

  • 1 Feb 17
    Facts and figures from the January/February edition of Public Finance magazine on the cost of Brexit, the plight of the “Jams” and the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace
  • 29 Nov 16
    Facts and figures from the December 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine on infrastructure, state pensions, the benefits of buses, and crime big and small
  • As rents rise and benefits fall, more people face losing their home. A bill aims to stop people from becoming homeless by giving English councils specific duties to help everyone at an earlier stage
    28 Nov 16
    As rents rise and benefits fall, more people face losing their home. A bill aims to stop people from becoming homeless by giving English councils specific duties to help everyone at an earlier stage
  • School children Photo: iStock
    7 Nov 16
    Facts and figures from the November 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine on grammar schools, public trust in government and local government investments
  • Children's group Barca-Leeds
    21 Oct 16
    Localisation is changing how the voluntary sector works with councils – across a host of services. A summit produced a 16-point plan to help charities get the best out of devolution
  • Vaccinating a baby
    30 Sep 16
    Facts and figures from the October 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, our international special, on global life expectancy, government health spending and fat taxes
  • Effective finance ministries around the world have four characteristics in common, while being well adapted to local institutional, political and cultural contexts. A global association could help them share professional practice
    23 Sep 16
    Effective finance ministries around the world have four characteristics in common, while being well adapted to local institutional, political and cultural contexts. A global association could help...
  • Universal credit, which amalgamates six welfare benefits, still has cross-party support, despite being beset by delays and fears that it will fail to meet its main objective of encouraging people to work
    5 Sep 16
    Universal credit, which amalgamates six welfare benefits, still has cross-party support, despite being beset by delays and fears that it will fail to meet its main objective of encouraging people to...
  • EU flag
    26 Aug 16
    Facts and figures from the September 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, on attitudes to Brexit, city growth and memories of the Iraq war
  • Sadiq Khan has been elected mayor of London, winning 56.8% of votes in the capital once second preferences were taken into account.
    22 Jun 16
    Facts and figures from the July/August 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, on EU migration, the London mayoral election, term-time holidays and Britain’s greatest decade
  • Yawning man
    23 May 16
    Facts and figures from the June 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, on Freedom of Information requests, the relative popularity of chancellors of the Exchequer, ethnic minorities, GDP growth and...
  • Global warming - image: Nasa
    25 Apr 16
    Facts and figures from the May 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, on public sector employment, academy enthusiasm, trust in government, city regions and Brexit
  • 20 Apr 16
    From next year, council tenants earning over a set amount will pay higher rents, with the extra amount going to the Treasury. This is punitive and will be a bureaucratic nightmare, critics say
  • 29 Mar 16
    The number of government departments in Northern Ireland is being reduced after the assembly elections, to both save money and reflect political changes. How much of a difference will this make in...
  • 21 Mar 16
    Facts and figures from April 2016’s Public Finance magazine, including town vs country priorities, interest rates, Northern Powerhouse prospects and Danish asylum seizures
  • 17 Feb 16
    Facts and figures from the March 2016 edition of Public Finance magazine, featuring public trust in officials, EU vs UK vs US employment trends, inflation, housebuilding and Brexit
  • Polling station
    19 Jan 16
    Facts and figures from the Jan/Feb 2016 edition of Public Finance, including employment trends, pensions, cool welcomes across Europe, the perils of perception and a postmortem of election polling
  • 11 Jan 16
    Outcome-based commissioning could help make some public services more efficient as well as help develop new models of provision, experts at a CIPFA roundtable event have said.
  • 22 Oct 15
    A round-up of facts and figures from the November 2015 edition of Public Finance, looking at the living wage, apprenticeships versus degrees, the productivity puzzle and Brexit opinions
  • 1 Oct 15
    Facts and figures from the October 2015 edition of Public Finance, including tax avoidance, the public estate, hiring and firing rates, dissatisfaction with the EU and life peerages
  • 1 Sep 15
    Facts and figures from the September edition of Public Finance magazine, on social housing shortfalls, austerity’s trajectory, asylum seekers and foreign workers, and time lost to strikes
  • 23 Aug 15
    Facts and figures from the July/August of Public Finance, focusing on voter concerns, upcoming cuts, deflation and GDP
  • 20 Aug 15
    The summer Budget heralded the beginning of a new round of reform for the Local Government Pension Scheme. Funds are now working together in an effort to become masters of their own destiny
  • David Cameron has pledged the majority Conservative government will deliver a good life for everyone in the UK. Richard Johnstone looks at the party’s plans for the public finances now it is in sole control of Whitehall
    1 Jun 15
    David Cameron has pledged the majority Conservative government will deliver a good life for everyone in the UK. Richard Johnstone looks at the party’s plans for the public finances now it is in sole...
  • 28 Apr 15
    In a triple whammy, the government has cut town hall funding while creating additional costs and extra work for local authorities assisting people facing destitution.

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