Resilience in local authorities

Rob Whiteman discusses why it is important for local authorities to employ good management of their limited resources

Summary of Budget 2017

Philip Hammond has delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. Government Business provides a summary of the key points of his speech.

Funding, county economics and the need for resources

Cllr Philip Atkins explains why the upcoming Budget is an opportunity to empower counties to boost economic growth

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