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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

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

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Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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