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CIPFA has increased its student registrations by 8% over the past year, with almost 400 students now signed up this year compared with 360 at the same point in 2001. The institute's figures also revealed a 25% jump in the number of women choosing to qualify with CIPFA.

The Treasury

has launched a formal consultation to widen the powers of comptroller and auditor general Sir John Bourn. The move follows the recommendations of Lord Sharman’s report on the scrutiny of government. Bourn is to become auditor of all non-departmental public bodies with rights of access to those in receipt of government grants, social landlords, train operators and contractors.

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