21 October 2020: Recent reports on the commercial activities of local councils in Wales and Spelthorne Borough Council’s £1bn commercial property bet highlight the pressures local authority finances are under.
19 October 2020: How can the UK deliver on its ambitious infrastructure plans without a national infrastructure strategy, a comprehensive multi-year spending review, or an infrastructure investment bank?
16 October 2020: The Institute for Fiscal Studies annual pre-Budget report forecasts a doubling to £1.5tn in the amount of debt to be raised by the UK Government over the next five years.
9 October 2020: The complex structure of regional and local authorities in England is just begging for reform, but will the rumoured plan to abolish county and district councils fix it for good?
2 October: The latest statistics for the UK economy generate a grim graphic for the #icaewchartoftheweek.
29 September: Northern Ireland appoints more than 400 individuals to around 117 boards a year – could you be one of them?
Recently published figures show that the Government burnt through £224bn in the five months to August 2020. This should not stand in the way of an investment-led economic recovery, according to ICAEW’s Public Sector team.
25 September: The #icaewchartoftheweek is on headcount in the public sector, which increased by 115,000 to 5,508,000 in the year to June 2020.
This free series of webinars aims to raise awareness of what acting as a NED in the Public Sector really means, the types of roles available and the process of becoming a NED. There are many benefits that ACA qualified accountants can reap from the variety of roles available, learn what you could get out of giving something back.
Hear recommendations from the author of the MHCLG review and from counter-fraud specialists on best practices and strategies to reduce public sector procurement fraud
Sir Tony Redmond led the independent enquiry looking at the arrangements in place to support the transparency and quality of local authority financial reporting and external audit in England. He will set out what the key recommendations are and there will be a chance for those attending the webinar to ask questions of him live.
Chartered accountants in the public sector work in a variety of challenging roles. We interviewed four accountants who work in different public sector to find out more about their day-to-day roles and how they've adapted during the Covid-19 crisis.
Alison Ring FCA, ICAEW Director, Public Sector, discusses why she is aiming to make the public sector more of a mainstream option for accountants.
Huge economic shock combined with unprecedented fiscal interventions are driving a global and UK fiscal crisis. ICAEW analyses the effect of coronavirus on public finances around the world and on the UK’s public finances in particular.
24 July 2020: The UK celebrated 10 years of consolidated financial statements for the public sector with the publication of the Whole of Government Accounts for 2018-19.
11 June 2020: A recent ICAEW webinar, led by consultants Touchstone Renard, highlighted the major challenges confronting the local public sector audit market at a time when greater scrutiny is more important than ever.