Magazine article Public Finance

News in Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

News in Brief

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PACs job 'getting harder'

Fragmentation of service provision will make it harder than ever to check on value for money, Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge told the conference. She said CIPFA members' skills would be essential to help keep track of spending. 'There are not enough qualified finance professionals [in government] and their role is not sufficiently valued.'

Accountants and recovery

ClPFA members have a major role to play in the success of the government's deficit-reduction strategy, new institute president Chris Bilsland said in his opening address. 'The challenge for us is simple,' he added. 'We must not get fixated by public spending and debt in isolation; rather we need to focus our attention on delivering excellent financial management. …

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