30 March 2020: the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that the budgeted fiscal deficit for the financial year starting 1 April 2020 of £55bn could more than triple to £177bn due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus and the public sector
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26 March 2020: the Cabinet Office has issued a Procurement Policy Note (PPN) that sets out information and guidance for public bodies on payment of their suppliers
Finance departments in local government may need an extended deadline by which to prepare accounts for 2019/20.