Public Sector

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

TNT eager to explore minority stake in Royal Mail

Dutch postal giant TNT is eager to explore 'partnership' with Royal Mail after the government reveals plans to sell minority stake

17 Dec 2008

CBI urges review of spiralling cost of pension schemes

CBI is calling for public sector pension schemes to be reviewed as their cost climb towards an 'eyewatering' £1tn

15 Dec 2008

Outrage at government stalling on Equitable compensation fund

UK government delays decision on compensation fund for more than a million Equitable Life policyholders until New Year

12 Dec 2008

McCreevy attacks credit rating agencies

Charlie McCreevy attacks credit rating agencies, saying EU must take a leading role in the global reform

09 Dec 2008

US accountants preparing for global financial reporting rules

IFRS is winning support among accountants and FDs, says survey

05 Dec 2008

HMRC cuts 3400 jobs, close 90 tax, VAT offices

HMRC is cutting ,3400 jobs and closing 90 tax and VAT offices across Britain as part of a Whitehall efficiency drive

05 Dec 2008

Cost restraints hamper temporary Olympic sports venue

Cost restrictions forces Olympics organisers to consider cancelling a temporary sports venue in Greenwich

21 Nov 2008

Working with the NHS: in sickness and in health

The NHS is in rude health thanks to the turnaround specialists – now the job is to prevent a relapse

20 Nov 2008

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How software as a service can meet the strategic needs of a growing business

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: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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