Public Sector

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

L&G challenges FSL over out-of-date annuities data

Insurance giant L&G is challenging FSA to ensure its website is able to provide up-to-date data

20 Nov 2008

Bush to recruit TARP inspector from fraud group

Bush has nominated a TARP inspector from mortgage fraud group

17 Nov 2008

Hedge fund billionaires to come into the ligh

Hedge fund billionaires, accused of wrecking the economy, will come into light int front of Congress committee

13 Nov 2008

PBR tipped to have far reaching measures

PwC forecasts the PBR on November 24 will have far-reaching transformation programmes

13 Nov 2008

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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

Leader: Baker Tilly's naming nerves

Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

The Practitioner: R&D tax credit boon awaits clients

The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

Macro View: Soaring US dollar could unleash nasty global tremors

If upward pressures on the dollar escalate, its strength could become malignant and the blessing could become a curse

Audit magnifying glass

New audit threshold reform – a threat or an opportunity?

What should smaller firms be doing to prepare for the impending audit threshold reforms? Having a strategy to work smarter, differently, than in the past is a must, writes Simon Warren

Colin: Chocolate coin meltdown

Colin ponders the impact of chocolate coins being pulled 'out of circulation'

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

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