Public Sector

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

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

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

Taking Stock: Tax, Twitter, Candy Crush...and Margaret Hodge

It turns out MPs and technology don't mix, TS notes

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