International

  • Public Finance
    5 Apr 11
    The Department for International Development must tighten its counter-fraud measures as its work extends into less stable countries, auditors have said
  • Public Finance
    29 Mar 11
    Whitehall departments grappling with spending cuts could learn from how the Foreign & Commonwealth Office dealt with a sudden shortfall, according to government auditors
  • Public Finance
    18 Mar 11
    Developed nations are facing a 'tsunami of spending' because of changing demographics that governments are failing to address, the former US comptroller general told the CIPFA international conference
  • Public Finance
    18 Mar 11
    The government will require rigorous accountability for overseas aid spending in return for protection from spending cuts, the international development minister said this week
  • Public Finance
    18 Mar 11
    The developing world could be the engine that helps pull advanced economies out of recession, the CIPFA international conference was told this week.
  • Public Finance
    18 Mar 11
    Efforts to increase accuracy and transparency in public accounts depend on sustained lobbying by the accountancy profession to overcome politicians’ fears, the CIPFA international conference heard.
  • Public Finance
    16 Mar 11
    After addressing the CIPFA international conference in London, the former US comptroller general and founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative talks to Public Finance about: fiscal...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 11
    In a globalised world, the only certainty is uncertainty. Economic dogma is being swept aside, as nation states follow their own disparate routes to recovery and growth. So why is the UK government...
  • Public Finance
    2 Feb 11
    Securing value for money in overseas aid will become more difficult as more funds are channelled towards fragile and war-torn states, MPs have warned.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 11
    The UK is not boldly going where no other government has gone before in its efforts to reduce the deficit. At least 24 OECD countries have paved the way and they have clear lessons ministers would be...
  • Public Finance
    22 Dec 10
    MPs have criticised the government for failing to assess the financial value of its international aid programme for primary education.
  • 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

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