CIPFA, which has
worked with the Treasury to plug the gap that the government aimed to fill by
the end of 2006, said the project was still a way off completion but was moving
‘Realistically, the whole process across Whitehall could be completed within
two years,’ writes CIPFA education and training director Adrian Pulham in this
week’s Accountancy Age. ‘Yes, the deadline has been missed but the
matter is firmly in hand.’
Pulham also admits an NAO report highlighting that £45bn of government
spending was not overseen by a qualified FD was ‘clearly of concern’.
Dame Mary Keegan was in charge of a plan to have all departments with a
qualified FD at the helm by the end of 2006.
The Treasury said that 96% of departments had a qualified FD in place, a
‘There has been a major step change in the numbers of qualified finance
directors within a very short period of time,’ said a spokesman.
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
UK-based non-doms have paid ten times more tax than the average taxpayer, raising concerns over the Brexit impact on non-dom contributions and therefore, the economy
A senior MP has questioned the impact of HMRC’s decision to undertake yet another radical overhaul of its internal structure
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