• 9 Oct 14
    CIPFA has launched a one-stop-shop for finance professionals and accountable officers working in academies to access best practice and guidance to help them manage public resources.
  • 26 Sep 14
    The digital revolution means the ways we communicate are fragmenting. So how do employers and staff talk to each other, and how should we use social media to tell the outside world about what we...
  • 18 Sep 14
    The shocking events in Rotherham bring to the fore some very serious issues for local authority and other public sector leaders. Getting the right answers demands that the right questions are asked.
  • 3 Sep 14
    Fraud risks are becoming more challenging and complex yet much of the counter-fraud architecture has disappeared. Vivienne Russell reports on a CIPFA initiative to bridge the gap.
  • 14 Aug 14
    The Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator have today appointed CIPFA to support updates to the Statement of Recommended Practice that applies across the third sector.
  • 18 Jul 14
    CIPFA has launched a new national Counter Fraud Centre to lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud and corruption across the public sector.
  • CIPFA Conference 2015
    9 Jul 14
    Read the latest updates from the CIPA Annual Conference 2015
  • 8 Jul 14
    The next government must seize the opportunity to devolve financial powers to city regions in England, the Commons’ local government select committee has recommended.
  • 2 Jul 14
    A £16m fund to help councils tackle fraud has been launched by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles at today’s CIPFA annual conference.
  • 26 Jun 14
    CIPFA’s new president is said to be ‘fearless, but never reckless’, despite his enthusiasm for sports cars and speedboats. Mike Owen tells PF about his goals for the year ahead and...
  • 31 Mar 14
    CIPFA chief executive Rob Whiteman has called on ministers to preserve current governance standards in local government rather than allow them to be eroded further
  • 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
  • Stormont
    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?
  • CIPFA logo
    30 Oct 08
    Tributes poured in this week following the death of former CIPFA secretary and president Maurice Stonefrost.