Public Sector

Targeting the Audit Commission

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

Lambeth Council

CIPFA wins £150k Lambeth training deal

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

03 Feb 2011

Rushcliffe Borough Council

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

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

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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