Public Sector

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

Public sector FD of the year: Stuart McCreadie

McCreadie had his work cut out for him after every member of the executive team left the company

18 Nov 2009

Finance team of the year - public sector: Ealing Council

Tight financial management is part of the council's DNA and overspends are simply not tolerated

18 Nov 2009

Annual report of the year - public & voluntary sector: Channel 4

Channel 4's report 'made you want to open it' and the management's strategy was loud and clear

18 Nov 2009

Public sector: Heart of the action

Attracting staff from the private sector can be tough, but the public sector needs talented individuals at the heart of their organisations to face the big challenges

12 Nov 2009

Video: Breaking into the public sector

How to grab the career of your choice in public services

11 Nov 2009

Audio: Breaking into the public sector

How to grab the career of your choice in public services

11 Nov 2009

Charities face land tax hit

Community infrastrructure levy could hit charities selling property

27 Oct 2009

Disagreement continues over fair value

Standard setters search for middle ground on controversial accounting rule

27 Oct 2009

Public sector gains new finance e-learning tools

Audit Commission and ICAEW launch seperate e-learning tools: aimed at public sector managers and accountants respectively

27 Oct 2009

NHS finances - under the knife

FDs working in the NHS face a tough few years of cuts and tightening budgets as the government tries to rein in spending

15 Oct 2009

Held to account

Six major government departments have failed the accounting test. But does it signal a deeper crisis?

10 Sep 2009

Looming public spending crisis for Big Four

Experts believe public spending is the 'smoking gun' for Big Four revenues

09 Sep 2009

VAT reduction had little affect on spending habits: PwC

Vast majority of shoppers believe tax cut had no impact on spending

26 Aug 2009

Schapiro names new chief accountant

Controversial post filled by IFRS moderate

25 Aug 2009

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

This web seminar will explain how finance directors can monitor and understand the various financial costs of staff turnover

The Practitioner: Stitch-up means 'bye-bye client'

Breakdown in trust between The Practitioner and a client means it's time to call it quits

New scheme provides 'access all areas' to the profession

Historic definition of what future accounting talent looks like is changing

The Practitioner: Heading off client's 'value' query at the pass

A client's new in-house accountant forces the Practitioner to up their game

House of Cards

Firm of cards: The politics of partnerships

Accountants may deny any sense of engaging in the dirty art of politics but, at their core, they are political animals

Colin: Alas! Tax! We knew it well

Colin speculates on how theatres might feel about tax relief

Taking Stock: No humble pie after anti-PwC newspaper ad

PwC US and PwC Gibraltar namechecked in what TS can only describe as a 'cryptic' newspaper advert

Taking Stock: Branded

Firms are changing their brands like they're going out of fashion, but you've got to be consistent, says TS

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