AdSlot1

The public sector

Goings on in the public sector are never far from the top of accounting news.

Most recently the demise of Railtrack, now under the administration of Ernst & Young, has hit the headlines, and continues to be a hot potato, especially for Transport secretary Stephen Byers.

The NHS continues to come under the spotlight. In December, nine NHS trusts were exposed for fiddling their waiting list figures in a bid to hit tough government targets, a damning report revealed.

And the Ministry of Defence has also failed to escape public scrutiny, with its accounts getting the thumbs-down from the National Audit Office due to out-of-date technology and a failure to account correctly for its fixed assets.

To read all the latest news, views and comment, scroll down and click on the links.

Related reading

phil-verity-pw
tallat_mahmood
/IMG/152/143152/top-secret-envelope
/IMG/785/327785/acca-brassplate