Public Sector

Public sector finance arms struggling before spending cuts: PwC

PwC survey finds only a fifth of public sector finance divisions consider themselves "business partners"

21 Jun 2010

NHS Barking and Dagenham appoints new FD

CIMA's Margaret ashworth appointed director of finance and productivity management at NHS Barking and Dagenham

09 Apr 2010

New public sector audit guidelines for Wales

Welsh audit guidelines updated for public sector, including hired private sector auditors

08 Apr 2010

Budget 2010: Mind the can’t depend on growth

Hitting the public sector is not the answer even if Darling fails to meet his targets

25 Mar 2010

Olympic finances are on track, says Locog CFO

London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games finance chief determined to bring games in on budget

18 Mar 2010

HMRC staff down tools as union strikes

Public and Commercial Services union takes 48-hour industrial action which sees Revenue staff walk out

08 Mar 2010

Local government: true grit

Local councils came under attack this winter for their response to severe weather conditions. What can local government FDs do to stop the same thing happening next year, despite shrinking resources?

04 Mar 2010

Battle of the audits

Losing £115m of equipment and tackling pay for specialists are just two problems the MoD’s FD has to lay siege to

04 Mar 2010

DoT failed to heed NAO warning over Metronet finances

Risk management around watching over Metronet failed to materialise depsite warnings to the Department of Transport

02 Mar 2010

Councils ‘risk missing deadline for rules switch’

Local authorities are 'falling behind', Audit Commission warns

25 Feb 2010

It's time for the US to show some leadership on convergence: ICAEW

ICAEW calls on SEC to provide clarity on IFRS adoption

23 Feb 2010

NGOs: Give something back

The economic downturn has hit many NGOs hard, making the role of the accountant there even more crucial

18 Feb 2010

FSA wants to regulate public sector treasury advice

Treasury management advisers could face regulation by the FSA

26 Jan 2010

Students provide accounting services to charities

Charirites to benefit from free accounting services from students in Oxford

25 Jan 2010

Regeneration: off the drawing board

A US financing model for funding regeneration projects is gaining popularity here, but it needs government support

20 Jan 2010

2012 legacy depends on ring of financial rigour

London Development Agency's problems are legacy issues in more than one way

20 Jan 2010

Gordon Brown looks to halve consultancy spend

Public sector must spend half a billion pounds less on consultancy and marketing, outlines prime minister

07 Dec 2009

Audit Commission freezes fraud charges

Environment too harsh to increases charges for fraud detection, says audit chief

04 Dec 2009

Local government - avoid the snip

There is still a place for shared services in helping local government avoid having to make swingeing cuts to both staff and services

19 Nov 2009

Local government - the big squeeze

Finances in local government are going to be squeezed over the next few years and resourceful FDs will have to find ways to cut costs while keeping core services functioning

19 Nov 2009

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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


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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