Public Sector

HMRC top earners list published in transparency drive

More than 40 senior HMRC staff are paid between £80,000 and £205,000

22 Oct 2010

Spending Review: Public sector financial rigour crucial

Strong financial management is key to the public sector handling spending cuts outlined by chancellor George Osborne

20 Oct 2010

Houses of Parliament

Spending review 'cannot afford' damage to tax collection

The Treasury's budget is in the "unprotected" category, and advisers are hoping that the Comprehensive Spending Review will not affect the department

20 Oct 2010

MPs call for MOD FD Jon Thompson to have more powers

Public accounts committee members demand to know why one of the most important FD roles in government does not have control of strategic financial planning

13 Oct 2010

Connaught collapse sends stark message to subcontractors

Whatever the reason for the collapse of social housing building group Connaught, it will undoubtedly cause hardship for its suppliers

27 Sep 2010

Public sector accounting reform lacks comparability across Europe

Ernst & Young study finds European governments switching to accrual accounting, but not adopting international standards

23 Sep 2010

Local government: beating the cuts

Things may look bleak for accountants working in local government at the moment but opportunities exist as coalition plans for massive spending cuts rely on sound financial management

23 Sep 2010

Audit Commission names Gareth Davies in crucial MD role

Davies to lead the commission's audit practice, in what could be a vital role in influencing its future in an open local government audit market

06 Sep 2010

Ordnance Survey ends decade-long clash with auditors

After ten years of qualification the official mapmaker has it accounts signed off in full

26 Aug 2010

Audit Commission to be scrapped, government confirms

Work of the Audit Commission to be replaced with private sector contracts

16 Aug 2010

PwC and KPMG mentor groundbreaking public sector projects

Big Four staff helping first wave of public sector self-run projects

13 Aug 2010

Business insolvencies to surge from public sector cutbacks

Credit professionals predict that the public sector's efficiency drive will push up business insolvencies

26 Jul 2010

Video: Public sector consultancy work plummets

How the consultancy industry coping with the cutbacks

15 Jul 2010

Audio: Public sector consultancy work plummets

How the consultancy industry coping with the cutbacks

15 Jul 2010

Politics hinders improvement to public sector financial management

Developing countries held back in improving public sector financial management by lack of political support, says ACCA

08 Jul 2010

Government announces two-tiered budget bill

Exchequer Secretary David Gauke brings in "key measures at the heart of our comprehensive five-year plan to put the British economy back on track."

02 Jul 2010

Margaret Hodge questions NAO powers to audit BBC and Royal accounts

Chairwoman of the Public Accounts Committee Margaret Hodge highlights risk to BBC editorial independence from opening its books up to scrutiny

30 Jun 2010

Video: Accounting for public sector spending cuts

CIPFA’s Steve Freer talk about the impact on accountants of government cutbacks

24 Jun 2010

Audio: Accounting for public sector spending cuts

CIPFA’s Steve Freer talk about the impact on accountants of government cutbacks

24 Jun 2010

Public sector FDs face ‘formidable’ workload

Spending cuts will mean jobs losses in the public sector and increased workloads for finance staff

24 Jun 2010

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

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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