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Better Government Series
Our policy recommendations to encourage greater transparency and accountability in public sector finance.
Trust and confidence in public spending can only be enhanced by building a framework of accountability, transparency, governance and ethics. This publication explores the issues that local public bodies in England are facing in the current economic climate.
The role of professional accountants is fundamentally about creating trust. Trust that numbers are correctly stated and that a true and fair account has been produced, showing what money has been raised and how that money has been used.
A decade after the corporate debt crisis, public debt is at an all-time high and continues to rise. The potential for a global public debt crisis should not be ignored. ICAEW shares policy insight.
This special report has been written to support local public bodies when they are in the process of tendering for external audit services under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.
In this publication, we explore the drivers for strong financial leadership and the skills and competences that, in our view, a strong finance leader should have.
ICAEW has a new addition to the better government series: a guide for stakeholders working with the UK Central Government Public Financial Management System.
An ICAEW policy insight aimed at helping governments and parliaments understand how good balance sheet management can improve the overall management of the public finances.
An accessible, practical guidance document from ICAEW, aimed at helping government entities move from cash to accruals accounting as a change project.
While recognising that the private sector is very different from the public sector, this report looks at the role of the Chief Finance Officer in a private company and asks what ideas the public sector could take from this.
As national economies have developed, so the management of public finances has become more complex. In the resources below, we explore the issues around public spending across Europe and around the world.