Public Sector

National Audit Office

Whitehall blasted for poor financial management

Spending watchdog says financial management and accountancy skills not at the 'heart' of managing deficit

03 Mar 2011

Michael O'Higgins

Local government audit fees cut

Audit Commission looks to lower audit fees

01 Mar 2011

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Audit Commission off RSM Tenon's radar

RSM Tenon chief Andy Raynor rules out Audit Commission purchase, suggesting an MBO would be the commission's best option

24 Feb 2011

2013 abolition timetable for Audit Commission

Parliamentary timetables mean the auditor of local government could still be working until 2013

24 Feb 2011

Charity accounting risks bank covenant breach

New standards for charities and universities could cause banking covenant breaches, warns PwC

23 Feb 2011

CIPFA resources director made redundant as institute cuts costs

Public sector accounting institute has made resources director Chris Harris redundant as it looks to cut costs

11 Feb 2011

Council CFOs struggling with lower budgets

CIPFA survey finds local authority CFOs doubt they can make the changes needed to run on reduced budgets

09 Feb 2011

New firms capable of taking on local government audits

BDO wants Audit Commission's work transferred "as quickly as possible" to open up the market for local government audit tenders

03 Feb 2011

CIPFA wins £150k Lambeth training deal

Lambeth Council staff to receive finance training from CIPFA in three-year contract

03 Feb 2011

Rushcliffe chooses new finance software

Advanced Business Solutions wins Rushcliffe Borough Council finance IT contract

31 Jan 2011

Council outsourcers sign £600,000 finance IT deal

Agiliysis awards UNIT4 with finance software contract

18 Jan 2011

KPMG wins healthcare commissioning contract

KPMG-led partnership wins contract to provide management support for GPs in the run up to GP-led commissioning of NHS services

14 Jan 2011

Public sector accountants battle against competing interests

Finance professionals face challenges in trying to improve transparency and accountability in the public sector, claim attendees at an ACCA conference

20 Dec 2010

Overpayments sees more government accounts qualified by NAO

Social fund and legal service accounts qualified by auditor general Amyas Morse due to £207m worth of overpayments

03 Dec 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 Finance Team of the Year Public Sector - Redbridge Borough

17 Nov 2010

Accountancy Age Awards 2010 FD of the Year Public Sector - Paul Vernon Woods

17 Nov 2010

MPs announce inquiry into Audit Commission abolition

Inquiry to ensure local authorities receive value for money

10 Nov 2010

Stein leads CIPFA charge in the business world - more to follow?

05 Nov 2010

Conducting the cuts

ONE OF THE MOST EYE WATERING statistics in the chancellor’s comprehensive spending review announcement was the Office of Budget Responsibility’s forecast of 490,000 public sector job losses.

04 Nov 2010

Video: Audit Commission to become fifth big firm?

Could the Big Four be challenged by a new firm created from remnants of the Audit Commission?

28 Oct 2010

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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