15 January 2021: This week’s chart is on demographics, highlighting the major differences in the age structure of populations between continents and the different challenges this presents for managing public finances.
8 January 2021: This week’s chart shows that the UK’s economy represents just over 3% of global GDP, demonstrating its relative prosperity given this is generated by just under 1% of the world’s population.
7 January 2021: Following a webinar with HMRC’s Jim Harra last year, ICAEW’s series on how to be a non-executive director in the public sector continues in 2021.
7 January 2021: The government’s long-awaited investment strategy seeks to provide a coherent long-term vision on how to upgrade the UK’s economic infrastructure.
6 January 2021: A review has severely criticised Nottingham City Council over the failure of Robin Hood Energy, while Merton Council wound up its affordable housing subsidiary before building even started to cut short its losses.
4 January 2021: ICAEW is running a webinar series on the important role non-executive directors play in the public sector and how chartered accountants can add valuable insight and gain rewarding experience via such roles.
4 January 2021: Audit Wales has issued reports on the 2019-20 Welsh government accounts, extra funding provided to NHS Wales, and progress against equality objectives.
22 December 2020: Welsh Finance Minister Rebecca Evans has set out plans to spend £22bn in the financial year commencing 1 April 2021.
Understand how the work of the National Infrastructure Commission might practically impact on infrastructure and investment decisions.
Local authorities across the UK are facing a grave threat to their finances.
More than eight out of 10 English councils providing adult social care services are at technical risk of bankruptcy.
Policymakers should ensure the burden of rebuilding is shared equally and not unfairly borne by the young, writes Mark Rowland.
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.
Government financial support in response to the pandemic has created ideal conditions for fraud to flourish around the world. Once again, accountants are on the frontline, finds Christian Doherty.
Alison Ring FCA, ICAEW Director, Public Sector, discusses why she is aiming to make the public sector more of a mainstream option for accountants.
ICAEW welcomes the publication of the Whole of Government Accounts for 2018-19, the UK Government’s annual financial report for the year ended 31 March 2019.