Opinion

  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    Peter Glynn raises an important point in how the public sector needs to re-evaluate its approach to realising benefits in times of a recession
  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    COLIN TALBOT | Predictions of a ‘short, shallow downturn’ in the UK economy have been proved wide of the mark.
  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    IAIN MACWHIRTER | When the Scottish opposition parties defeated the minority government’s budget, you would have expected them to push home their advantage, not rush to save both the Bill and the...
  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    GRAHAM ALLEN | Youth problems are a drain on society and the taxpayer.
  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    MIKE THATCHER | This week’s extreme ‘snow event’ temporarily distracted attention away from that other extraordinary and exceptional mishap – the complete meltdown of the economy.
  • Public Finance
    6 Feb 09
    DAVID LIPSEY | Politics has few more frightening sights than Business Secretary Peter Mandelson in contempt mode.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jan 09
    IAN CARRUTHERS | The role of the public service finance director has steadily evolved and is now more important than ever.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jan 09
    MIKE THATCHER | Another week, another bail-out. But this time it was the car industry that benefited from a government desperate to be seen to be doing something as the economy collapses.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jan 09
    VICTORIA MACDONALD | At a recent lunch for journalists in the House of Commons, Health Secretary Alan Johnson joked that under the new NHS Constitution ‘the broccoli police’ would not be sent in to...
  • Public Finance
    29 Jan 09
    GAIL CARTMAIL | Public sector pensions have long been a target of attack for business leaders.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jan 09
    IAN O'DONNELL | Organisations can potentially lose millions of pounds through fraud.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jan 09
    RAY JONES | The media frenzy against social workers that started with the death of Baby P has missed the point.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jan 09
    MIKE THATCHER | Many of the challenges to the US economy articulated so eloquently by Barack Obama in his inauguration speech could equally be applied to the UK.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jan 09
    PETER WILBY | One strength of the US system of government is that it allows, from time to time, a completely fresh start.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jan 09
    The charges against International Financial Reporting Standards and International Public Sector Accounting Standards — that they produce confusing and even inaccurate accounts — are not entirely the...
  • Public Finance
    16 Jan 09
    PAUL O'BRIEN | PF’s round table on outsourcing discussed burning issues for the future of public services.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jan 09
    PETER MARSH | Public participation should not be limited to TV talent shows.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jan 09
    MIKE THATCHER | The timing could have been better. Launching a social mobility white paper in the midst of what business leaders call a ‘frightening deterioration’ in the UK’s economic prospects...
  • Public Finance
    16 Jan 09
    CHRISTIAN WOLMAR | Every January, the New Year opens with bad news about the railways.
  • Public Finance
    9 Jan 09
    Jessica Crowe’s interesting article got tantalisingly close to the reason why councils are in a pickle over accountability
  • Public Finance
    9 Jan 09
    According to your news story, the CBI has called on the government to set up an independent commission to examine public sector pensions
  • Public Finance
    9 Jan 09
    Stephen Court’s article on higher education does not adequately anticipate the problem of oversupply
  • Public Finance
    9 Jan 09
    MIKE THATCHER | The death last week of Sir Alan Walters can be seen as a symbolic end to the domination of the free market in Western politics.
  • Public Finance
    9 Jan 09
    PETER RIDDELL | Is big government on the way back? Next to the length and depth of the recession, the central question in British politics this year will be about the role of the state.
  • Public Finance
    19 Dec 08
    MIKE THATCHER | Christmas cheer is in very short supply at the moment. Unemployment is up, inflation is morphing into deflation and the pound is heading inexorably towards parity with the euro.

Pages

Top