Public Sector

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

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 gap...you 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

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

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

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ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

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Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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