ICAEW Insights asks Justin Holliday, Chief Finance Officer at HMRC, about the tax authority’s priorities and strategy, given the turbulence and change of the past 18 months.
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.
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.
A Finance Academy that enables every member of staff working in NHS Wales Finance to learn and progress can only be a benefit.
An NAO report has found the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ plan for sustainable agriculture reforms lacks in-depth, long-term planning which could cost them value for money.
Waverley Borough Council talks us through its funding challenges, service delivery achievements and the seemingly impenetrable nature of local authority accounts.
Innovate UK will be at the forefront of delivering the UK government’s newly launched Innovation Strategy – boosting innovation amid post-COVID recovery by providing financial support to businesses.
The Public Accounts Committee has published the final report from their COVID-19 Cost Tracker Update inquiry, finding substantial risk levied to taxpayer finances through government response.
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A public sector perspective on issuing grants and financial guarantees.
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.
An explosion in fraud and errors in the Government’s COVID-19 support schemes is expected to cost the taxpayer tens of billions of pounds, according to a report published by the Public Accounts Committee.
The Bank of England sets out series of measures to help keep firms in business and people in jobs.
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.
Research and analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on the effect of the coronavirus on the UK economy and the public finances.
Latest data and analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and its effect on the economy and society.
IMF coronavirus hub analysing policy actions being taken by governments around the world.
Guidance and commentary
Regularly updated information and analysis of UK government coronavirus contracts and spending. It covers value of contracts awarded, contract awards by level of government, and top suppliers.
A Q&A issued by the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) highlighting the financial reporting issues associated with government responses to the coronavirus, the relevant IPSAS and other existing guidance.
Research briefing looking at the effect of the coronavirus and policy responses on the UK economy and public finances.
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