Public Sector

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

CIPFA to launch charity finance online training

CIPFA's online solution on how to fulfil the accounting and reporting requirements of the Charity Commission for small or medium sized charitable organisations to be rolled out soon

15 Jan 2009

Taxman seeking head of IT

HMRC IT job could pay £200,000

14 Jan 2009

Public services threatened by low tax revenues

Deloitte says make reforms that were impossible in a benign economy

13 Jan 2009

Britain's debt 'disturbing but more needed': IMF chief

IMF chief describes Britain's public debt 'disturbing' but says more is needed to stimulate the economy

22 Dec 2008

SEC struggles to deal with USA's complex financial industry

SEC is struggling to deal with USA's increasingly complex financial industry

22 Dec 2008

Office of the Duke of York calls in PwC consultants

The Duke of York has called in PwC to gauge the workings of his office, representing UK's international trade

17 Dec 2008

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

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The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

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Leader: Charity begins at home

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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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