• 1 Nov 13
    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt says he wants to hear ‘uncomfortable truths’ from the Care Quality Commission in future. So how much is chief executive David Behan willing to tell him?
  • 17 Jul 13
    Tim Harford, Financial Times journalist and author of ‘The undercover economist”, talks to Public Finance about statistics, predictions and learning to adapt
  • 4 Jun 13
    Finance Minister Jane Hutt is marshalling Wales’ response to austerity. She talks to Public Finance about the Labour-led nation’s battle for new fiscal powers, and why she’s not...
  • 27 Nov 12
    The chair of the new Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, former Labour health secretary Alan Milburn, talks to Mike Thatcher about the changes needed to improve access to higher education...
  • 5 Sep 12
    Former CIPFA president Caroline Gardner is back at Audit Scotland, sowing the seeds of good financial management and tackling the public sector’s perennial problems. She tells PF that her past...
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    27 Apr 12
    Last summer’s riots inflicted untold misery on individuals and businesses across England. But the views and concerns of those who suffered are now being heard loud and clear thanks to the work of...
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    24 Feb 12
    As schools chief inspector and top education mandarin, Sir David Bell has never shrunk from challenging the status quo. Now as Reading University’s new vice-chancellor, he is taking his reforming...
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    27 Jan 12
    As head of the Government Finance Profession, Richard Douglas is overseeing big changes to Whitehall’s financial management. He tells PF how he combines that with his day job at the Department of...
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    1 Nov 11
    The race is on to complete the venues for the London 2012 Games and Dennis Hone is stewarding it. The chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority talks to Neil Merrick about the false starts...
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    26 Sep 11
    The new head of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research has hit the ground criticising. And it is the chancellor's over-rigid fiscal tightening that former government chief economist...
  • 24 May 11
    It's not the easiest time to be running the finances of an NHS hospital but Chelsea & Westminster FD Lorraine Bewes says the prognosis is good. She tells PF how the foundation trust is...
  • 18 Apr 11
    Swingeing cuts mean it’s not a barrel of laughs at the ‘Ministry of Fun’ any more. But the show will go on at the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, finance director Simon...
  • 9 Jul 09
    Forget green shoots. We’re in for a long, hard ride, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz tells Judy Hirst, and an even bigger spending stimulus is the only way out
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    22 Feb 07
    The Local Government Association's new finance and performance director expects to be a 'broker of understanding' for town halls and Whitehall, he tells Joseph McHugh