In an environment that often requires rapidly changing structures and budgets it can be easy to lose confidence in the financial position of an organisation. It is critical to have a true and clear picture of the costs, liabilities and income across a whole service or organisation.

From providing budgetary performance to fuller and better understanding of financial implications of operational decisions, we work with you to understand your current situation providing critical analysis, assessment and reassurance.

How we help

We ensure an holistic view of organisational income and outgoings – especially in organisations who have traditionally operated with independent (siloed) service areas. We can highlight financial interdependencies and opportunities which may otherwise be missed.

Not only this, we are also well placed to support organisations considering options for market analysis and engagement – we have worked with a number of organisations who are considering money saving initiatives, helping them to model their current spend to understand financial and economic case for change.

C.CO - CIPFA's New Consulting Company

Independent Assurance Budget Review

CIPFA C.Co Ltd (C.Co) was commissioned by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (the Authority) to undertake an independent assurance review related to the production of the Authority’s 2019/20 budget. The Authority was specifically seeking to ensure that: The process for completing the budget met all statutory and, internal, constitutional requirements The assumptions made within […]

New Adult Social Care Delivery Models

Cheshire East Council’s Adult Social Care Directorate, like many other Public Sector organisations was operating in a context of the unprecedented challenge, with increasing expectations for more outcome-driven services combined with reducing budgets, the expectation of personalised services, increasing demand, and a challenging policy environment. Recognising this they engaged the C.Co team to help them […]

Facilities Management Local Authority Trading Company

In March 2016 Cabinet agreed the Business Plan for the Flintshire ADM proposal from Facilities Management Services to create a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) with TECKAL exemptions. In March 2017 C. Co was invited by Flintshire Council to work with its Facilities Management team to provide assurance on the commercial assumptions made within the […]

Change & Transformation

Developing Options for Outdoor Education

The City of Wolverhampton Council (CWC) owns and operates The Towers Outdoor Residential Pursuits Centre (Towers) near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales. The Towers offers outdoor education activity to school pupils from Wolverhampton and other schools, outside of the Wolverhampton area, to support learning and personal development as outlined in the National Curriculum. The Centre is […]

Calculating the Actual Cost of Care

Since the introduction of the Care Act 2014 local authorities have a statutory duty to facilitate and shape the whole publicly-funded and self-funded care and support market. It is however, well documented that care services in the UK are experiencing increased demands and increasing complexity of care needs as well as rising costs for care […]

Library Service Financial Modelling

Local Authorities must provide a comprehensive and efficient library service for all persons in the area that want to make use of it, taking into account local needs and within available resources. C.Co was asked by the Council to provide a baseline on the current financial position of its Library Service and to advise on […]

Delivering - C.CO - CIPFA's New Consulting Company

Children’s Services Review

C.Co was invited by DCST to work with its stakeholders to help identify areas for improvement, with a spotlight on maximising existing resources i.e. ensuring that the right people with the right skills are in the right places at the right time.

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