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  • 8 May 14
    The regulator is getting tough with charities in England and Wales that file their accounts late. John Maddocks looks at the importance of transparency and new best practice for trustees due this...
  • 29 Apr 14
    When David Cameron and Nick Clegg crossed the Severn to hand over new fiscal powers to the Welsh Assembly, they kept a ‘lockstep’ on income tax. But there’s no turning back from the...
  • 31 Mar 14
    Management decisions based on hunches and intuition resemble 17th century medicine – witchcraft with added leeches. So, asks Alasdair Robertson, how do you assemble a business case that appeals to...
  • 4 Feb 13
    Outsourcing hit the news for all the wrong reasons last year, putting traditional contracts under scrutiny. So what does the future hold? As the public sector grapples with huge cuts, expect new...
  • 27 Jun 12
    Sir John Gieve has been there, done that, seen the blood on the carpet. The former Bank of England deputy governor talks to Judy Hirst about lessons from the last financial crash, the eurozone crisis...
  • 30 Apr 12
    Reports of the Olympics organisers dropping the baton have been greatly exaggerated, finance director David Goldstone tells PF. In fact, public sector teamwork has helped the Games clear the hurdles...
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    14 Jan 10
    A deal might not have come out of Copenhagen, but the public sector still faces scrutiny of its CO2 emissions. Many larger public bodies are covered by the Carbon Reduction Commitment, which comes...
  • 5 Nov 09
    A year and a half into the recession, how close are the public finances to Treasury forecasts and what does the future hold? In the run-up to the Pre-Budget Report, the IFS’s Carl Emmerson and Gemma...
  • 11 Dec 08
    Ministers’ radical plans to overhaul the long-term care system could be parked yet again, as the recession starts to take its toll on services
  • 23 Feb 06
    Police forces are under pressure to merge and modernise and they're not coming quietly. Vivienne Russell weighs up the evidence in the debate over how to make twenty-first century policing fit...

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