Leasing to match the customer’s needs

Simon Goldie, head of Asset Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association, provides his advice on finance agreements

The unpopular difficulty of debt collection

The challenging issue of collecting debts in the public sector requires more clarity, says Sean Feast, Managing Editor of Credit Management magazine, and the Chartered Institute of Credit Management.

Recognising the benefits of Leasing

For many years, UK public services have faced the twin challenges of greater demand and tight budgets. Simon Goldie of the Finance & Leasing Association explores the situation

Karen Thompson, of The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, looks at the year ahead and acknowledges notable industry developments that are lingering on the horizon

The PAYE RTI automatic penalty regime came into force for large employers late last year, but the first penalty notices will only be issued this January. Samantha Mann, senior policy & research officer at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, discusses the changes and how to avoid such fines

A new group has been set up to pioneer Integrated Reporting across different
types of public sector organisations to help demonstrate its application and
share experience. CIPFA’s technical manager John Maddocks reports

Chancellor George Osborne’s 2014 Budget included significant changes to company car tax over the next five financial years. Damian James, ACFO Chairman, summarises the points
of interest for fleets

Government departments need to follow stricter guidelines in their budget forecasts, argues Tom McBride of the National Audit Office (NAO) in an analysis of a recent report

Despite the government’s efforts, cases of fraud and error continue to cost the taxpayer billions. A recent report by Business Intelligence Software firm SAS explains how improved data management can combat this behaviour

The UK public sector is losing £20.6 billion a year to fraud. Joined up thinking is needed to help the Government reduce this figure, says Steve Mound, group chief operating officer, Cabot Credit Management and spokesman for the Credit Services Association (CSA)

From everyday worries like absenteeism to major threats such as flooding, organisations need to be protected from the risk of damage and loss of business posed by unwanted events. Effective risk management can minimise disruption and help businesses to thrive during times of difficulty

Helen Forrest, head of policy and advocacy at The National Association of Pension Funds says its time for to Government to act now to support local government pension fund investment infrastructure

Diana Bruce, from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals explains how employers can help foster the modern workplace, in particular, flexible working and flexible parental leave

In a corporate context it is important that there is a single common understanding of how the organisation defines and approaches risk, says Nigel Keogh, pensions policy manager at CIPFA.

The situation of government departments paying wildly different prices for the same goods has come to an end. But how has the Government Procurement Service transformed the way public sector spends?


Event Diary

The first FLOODEX was a huge success with many exhibitors already committed to exhibiting again in 2017.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.