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Coronavirus and the public sector

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is driving major changes in the public sector and dramatically affecting public finances. Find out more about what is happening and how it may affect you.

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Chart of the week: German federal budget 2022


As Germany heads to the polls this weekend to elect a new federal parliament, the topic of the public finances has moved to centre stage. Our chart this week looks at the federal budget for 2022 and the current plan to sharply reduce the deficit from 2023 onwards.

UK Council stares down deficit and innovates


Waverley Borough Council talks us through its funding challenges, service delivery achievements and the seemingly impenetrable nature of local authority accounts.

Expanding the UK government's corporate finance expertise


Treasury subsidiary UK Government Investments is an advisory body that deploys a finance, governance, law, accounting and education skillset based on public and private sector experience, to advise government departments on complex aspects of corporate finance, governance, asset realisation and, more recently, contingent liabilities. CEO Charles Donald talks about its work.

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Government Response – Global landscape

Government Stimulus tracker created by KPMG providing an overview of government measures and economic aid packages around the world in response to COVID-19. Summaries are given for each country or jurisdiction with general information, tax measures, economic stimulus measures, employment-related measures, customs measures, and other aid.

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