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The four pillars of public financial management

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This article is a longer read containing some more in-depth reflections on the issues facing governments considering reforms to improve public financial management and bring it to closer to commercial best practice.

State of the nation - public spending

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Ross Campbell, Public Sector Director for ICAEW, calls on the government to reconsider the percentage of our national wealth we are prepared to spend on our ailing National Health Service and discusses what else could be done to improve public spending efficiency.

State of the nation – we live in exceptional times

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Ross Campbell reflects on the exceptional goings on of this summer, from the gulf opening up between the parties involved in the EU discussions to the heightened political tensions around the world.

Ideas on public policy

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The work we do in advising policy makers is based on the insights our members provide about their time spent working in the public sector, so we’re asking you to share your ideas with us.

Whole of Government Accounts

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Looking at the public balance sheet shows that our Government has liabilities totalling 194% of GDP with debts and interest payments growing each year. Here’s an overview of our analysis of the Whole of Government Accounts.

IPSASB round up

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Henning Diederichs provides a short update on the recent activities of IPSASB (International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board).

Managing the public balance sheet

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Martin Wheatcroft highlights that balance sheet management has not been an area of focus for governments until very recently. However, this is changing as governments around the world experience low growth in tax revenues and inexorable pressure on spending.

ICAEW contribution to the IFS Green Budget

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As ICAEW once again provides expert analysis of the UK Government’s accounts for the IFS Green Budget, Ross Campbell reflects on the important role professional accountants can play in advising on public finances.

Reward and retention of finance professionals

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When the economic environment is tight, the retention of finance staff in public sector organisations can be challenging, as Ross Campbell explains.

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