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  • 5 Dec 17
    Facts and figures from the December 2017 edition of Public Finance magazine highlighting findings from the second CIPFA-Institute for Government Performance Tracker report
  • Scottish big ticket picture
    30 Nov 17
    Demographic changes and public expectations of state support will put more of a strain on the public sector than leaving the EU, say experts. Vivienne Russell reports.
  • Petrol station
    6 Nov 17
    Facts and figures from the November 2017 edition of Public Finance magazine on changing attitudes to tax and spending, public support for the NHS and rising inflation
  • Indian schoolgirl reading
    26 Sep 17
    Facts and figures from the October 2017 edition of Public Finance magazine, our international special, on global literacy rates, the cost of a college education and which countries have the best...
  • Electric car
    1 Sep 17
    Facts and figures from the September edition of Public Finance magazine on electric cars, Theresa May’s popularity and a box office boost for the economy
  • 6 Jul 17
    Facts and figures from the July edition of Public Finance magazine on migration trends, social housing and public attitudes to privatisation
  • General election 2017
    1 Jun 17
    Facts and figures from the June edition of Public Finance magazine on voting intention, NHS spending and UK economic growth
  • Following May’s local elections, it looks almost certain that the Tories will win the general election. The question is how well or badly Labour will do
    23 May 17
    Following May’s local elections, it looks almost certain that the Tories will win the general election. The question is how well or badly Labour will do 
  • Jobcentre
    10 May 17
    Facts and figures from the May edition of Public Finance magazine on unemployment trends, Scottish attitudes to independence and the ever-increasing retirement age
  • Counting votes
    27 Apr 17
    Next week’s local and mayoral elections have been overshadowed by the announcement of a snap general election. Is this likely to depress turnout and how might national debates, such as Brexit,...
  • 3 Apr 17
    Facts and figures from the April edition of Public Finance magazine highlighting findings from CIPFA’s Performance Tracker report and whether we’ve really had enough of experts
  • Are services achieving more with less or are they at breaking point? The Performance Tracker uses government information to assess how well they really are doing. It is hoped this data will help the government to make informed decisions before crisis hits
    22 Mar 17
    Are services achieving more with less or are they at breaking point? The Performance Tracker uses government information to assess how well they really are doing. It is hoped this data will help the...
  • Inflation
    3 Mar 17
    Facts and figures from the March edition of Public Finance magazine on rising inflation, public support for greater health spending and the spike in rough sleeping
  • Public Sector Audit Appointments has filled a gap left by the Audit Commission, allowing councils to opt in to a national scheme for selecting auditors. It’s proving very popular. Could it go further?
    2 Mar 17
    Public Sector Audit Appointments has filled a gap left by the Audit Commission, allowing councils to opt in to a national scheme for selecting auditors. It’s proving very popular. Could it go...
  • The government’s housing white paper marks a policy shift from home ownership to renting and a rehabilitation for housing associations. Yet how much has really changed?
    1 Mar 17
    The government’s housing white paper marks a policy shift from home ownership to renting and a rehabilitation for housing associations. Yet how much has really changed?
  • 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

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