Public Sector

Audit finds MoD has £6.6bn hole in inventory

Machine guns, night vision goggle among missing stock

20 Aug 2009

UK companies believe corruption is a way of life in some countries

Survey reveals half of businesses aren't bothering with anti-corruption controls

10 Aug 2009

Repossessions by sub prime lenders on the rise

Treasury committee alarmed at increasing number of homes being repossessed

10 Aug 2009

Profile: Paul Humphreys, FD at Care UK

In seven years, Paul Humphreys, FD at Care UK, has shifted its focus from sheltered housing to become one of the UK's most lucrative healthcare providers

06 Aug 2009

Video: Recruitment strategy in the recession

What are the current trends in recruitment activity?

05 Aug 2009

Probed charity won grant

High-profile charity for the homeless is awarded lucrative public grant despite allegations of financial mismanagement within the organisation

23 Jul 2009

Accounting rules not 'public policy tool': Boyle

FRC chief executive warns against manipulating accounting standards

17 Jul 2009

Probed housing charity fails to file accounts

BDO Stoy Hayward examines possible misuse of public funds

09 Jul 2009

Charities reeling as VAT concession is cut

Charity group to launch lobbying campaign to reverse VAT reform

09 Jul 2009

Mary Keegan appointed NAO non-exec

Former government accounting chief takes on non-exec riole at NAO

22 May 2009

NI Audit Office criticises education board's fraud prevention measures

Audit watchdog says Belfast Education and Library Board failed to protect themselves from the risk of fraud during maintenance projects

29 Apr 2009

Local government: shared burden

Are shared services the saviour of the public sector or a hindrance to financial departments facing cost-cutting pressure? The answer is in the detail

12 Mar 2009

AATV: Lehman auditor sued in the US

The US auditor of Lehman Brothers is sued and the Big Four become a permanent feature of the NHS

10 Mar 2009

Irish government to raise taxes

Emergency budget move

04 Mar 2009

ICAS: Increase scrutiny of Public-Private partnership projects

A dearth of financial information about Public Private Partnerships is hampering scrutiny of public finances, according to a report by ICAS.

03 Mar 2009

New NAO chief defends audit of banks

Amyas Morse tells MPs it was not the job of auditors to predict the future

26 Feb 2009

Lord Stern launches climate economic research centre

Research centre launched today to study global economic implications of climate change

27 Jan 2009

EU told to fund private-sector oversight bodies

Accounting bodies need “independent financing”

27 Jan 2009

It's official: UK economy in recession

UK economy shrank by 1.5% in final quarter of 2008

23 Jan 2009

Downturn could hit tax receipts take

Deloitte warns that the economic downturn could affect the Treasury's tax receipts, and therefore the quality of public services

15 Jan 2009

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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: If you look after the pennies, Tesco...

Colin speculates on the state of Tesco's staff lounge following news of its profits recognition crisis

Colin: Salmond smoked like a kipper

Colin thinks the outcome of the Scotland referendum has a distinctly fishy feel

Taking Stock: Honest branding for HMRC?

Everyone seems to be having fun with branding, and TS is on board with

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