12 Mar 14
Audit committees give crucial advice to public bodies. New guidance from CIPFA shows how to make their meetings as productive as possible
27 Jan 14
CIPFA has reiterated its opposition to a government proposal to ditch the independent protection against dismissal offered to council Section 151 officers, warning that it could undermine the post’s...
13 Dec 13
‘Freedom’ from council control does not mean an abdication of responsibility. Academies and free schools need to improve their approaches to both governance and financial probity
18 Oct 13
CIPFA’s chief executive continues his ‘listen and learn’ process by examining the current issues affecting accountability, the health and social care overlap and new ways to look at...
4 Oct 13
Three consultations proposing key changes signal some important challenges ahead for the future direction of local government finance
30 Sep 13
Public services in Northern Ireland are not subject to the burning platform of fiscal meltdown currently being experienced by English local government. But leaders in the province are taking this as...
3 May 13
The Public Accounts Committee wants the Treasury to increase the use of Whole of Government Accounts in Whitehall. How might this inform June’s Spending Review?