• Public Finance
    7 Dec 10
    The Office for Budget Responsibility failed to properly consider the consequences of major changes to the euro in its November forecast, MPs have said
  • coinillus
    18 Nov 10
    Should the public sector start drowning its sorrows as the cuts kick in? Doom merchants certainly seem to think so. But perhaps in reality the glass is half full and not half empty. Tony Travers...
  • Public Finance
    1 Nov 10
    A new independent body has been created to judge whether overseas aid projects provide value for money
  • Public Finance
    20 Oct 10
    Prime Minister David Cameron today slammed the ‘appalling legacy’ of Labour’s defence procurement practices, as he revealed an 8% cut to the Ministry of Defence budget over the next four years.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 10
    Councils have urged the European Union to adopt a ‘Total Place’ approach to grant allocations, arguing that simpler funding arrangements can cut waste and encourage more effective local spending
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 10
    The government today confirmed that there would be no revaluation of council tax bands in England during the current Parliament, prompting criticism that the levy is becoming discredited
  • Public Finance
    18 Jun 10
    More children are going to school in developing countries thanks to UK aid, but the government could achieve better value for money from its investment, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said
  • perrsonSAM
    9 Jun 10
    A deficit-slashing former Swedish prime minister has recommended that the UK government should start to cut spending and reform public services as soon as possible
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 10
    A letter of intent signed at the conference yesterday heralded an era of greater co-operation and collaboration between CIPFA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
  • Public Finance
    3 Jun 10
    The government is to set up a new body to ensure money spent on overseas aid represents good value for the British taxpayer, the international development secretary has announced
  • Public Finance
    27 May 10
    Sweden's response to its 1990s fiscal crisis could provide the coalition government with an instruction kit on how to reassemble the UK economy. Alison Moore spoke to former premier Göran Persson...
  • Public Finance
    20 May 10
    The Con-Lib marriage of convenience will usher in a revolution in service provision, predicts Philip Johnston. And it will hurt. But then, no-one promised the public sector a rose garden
  • Public Finance
    13 May 10
    A while back, Ireland's economy was at risk of going the way of Greece. But drastic action to tackle the deficit – including public sector cutbacks – has begun to turn things around. Paul Gosling...
  • Public Finance
    6 May 10
    Moving civil service administration posts abroad could save the biggest-spending Whitehall departments £50m a year, according to the consultancy industry’s trade body
  • Public Finance
    4 May 10
    A European Commission proposal that would have imposed huge fines on public bodies that pay bills late has been defeated after lobbying by local authorities and the NHS
  • Public Finance
    30 Apr 10
    The dire state of the public finances in Greece was confirmed today by a leading think-tank. It stressed, however, that the UK was unlikely to face such a crisis
  • Public Finance
    18 Mar 10
    The government has rejected calls from the European Commission for a swifter crackdown on the UK deficit, amid speculation that better than expected benefit claimant figures could give the chancellor...
  • Public Finance
    11 Mar 10
    The chief executive of the General Medical Council has called on the government to change the law to enable better oversight of foreign doctors practising in the UK
  • Public Finance
    26 Feb 10
    The UK Border agency is failing in its efforts to reach targets for processing asylum applications within six months because of the inadequate staffing levels, an independent report has concluded
  • Public Finance
    22 Feb 10
    Local authorities facing losses following the collapse of the Icelandic banks are challenging the government’s ‘irrational’ decision to allow only some councils to spread their losses