Public money is more important than ever and to manage it wisely, you need to have the right skills in place, says Sumita Shah, technical manager, public sector, ICAEW

Philip King, CEO of the Institute of Credit Management discusses the need for accounts departments to keep a clear focus in order to navigate the current stormy seas of financial control

Administered independently, income tax and NICs result in anomalies, costs and complexity for employers, and costs to taxpayers via the HMRC administration burden. Could integration of the two remove economic distortion, reduce burdens on business, and improve fairness for individual earners?

The ability to get the cash in makes the difference between the success or failure of an organisation. But what makes a good credit manager, asks the Institute of Credit Management

What issues will the proposals outlined in the Modern Workplace consultation raise in the reality of the workplace? Diana Bruce from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals investigates

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, looks at flexible working, changes to the Working Time Regulations, and equal pay

Peter Hore from Indirect Tax Services talks through potential changes to VAT legislation that could affect the public sector

Diana Bruce from the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals explains government proposals for more flexible parental leave and the administrative implications for payroll departments

Adam Simon and Jon Francis unravel the myths around recovery auditing and ask whether civil servants can afford to ignore it

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer at the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals, looks at how the 2011 Budget will affect payroll departments

Dr Roger Lucas, president of the Credit Services Association, says there has never been a better time to engage an external collections agency for your outstanding debts

Diana Bruce, senior policy liaison officer for the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals gives an overview of legislative changes affecting the payroll profession

The Payments Council’s Sandra Quinn explains the benefits councils can reap by introducing the latest payment technologies and gives advice on meeting industry security requirements 

Should the government consider using prepaid cards to give funding for students with the greatest need, following the scrapping of the Education Maintenance Allowance? Ian Makgill, managing director of Ticon UK, considers the benefits

The skills that an outsourced debt collection agency can bring to the public sector are increasingly proving their worth says Dr Roger Lucas, president of the Credit Services Association

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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