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Online Responses to Blogs on Publicfinance.Co.UK

Magazine article Public Finance

Online Responses to Blogs on Publicfinance.Co.UK

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Finance: a cut too far, by Stephen Fitzgerald

I must say I agree entirely with Stephen Fitzgerald's post. It's always easier for politicians to get rid of 'bean counters' as this pleases the media. In practice, in times of wider staff reduction you need more rather than less financial and audit scrutiny.

Paul Dossett

Finance departments have a massive contribution to make - CIPFA members and their colleagues are incredibly inventive and can make a crucial contribution in confronting the financial crisis. Stephen is right - listen to him and heed his words of wisdom.

Derek Reeve

Let's end the blame game, by Steve Freer

Quite reasonable complaints about the level and timing of cuts to local government budgets from individual authorities have been met with petty, ill-informed and frankly unpleasant comments from Eric Pickles and co. To see both sides as being equally guilty' is simply not the case.

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Pension proposals could destroy LGPS, by Mike Taylor

The solvency of local government pension schemes and therefore the contribution issue has been affected by wrongdoing over time. …

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