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Healthcare FDs' diagnosis on NHS finance increasingly gloomy

Almost nine out of ten (82%) NHS Trust finance directors say rising agency staff costs are a major cause of pay cost pressures

09 Dec 2014

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FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

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NHS audit committee membership rules tightened

Audit committees within NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups will become more independent under government plans

14 May 2014

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Civil servant emerges as likely government CFO

Government opts for internal candidate as its first chief financial officer

06 May 2014

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Government CFO will need to be ‘superhuman” says ICAEW chief

New chief financial officer for central government combined too many roles, Izza warns

17 Dec 2013

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Public sector job losses to rise

Four out of 10 businesses planned redundancies in the first quarter of this year

14 Feb 2011

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UK manufacturing hits 16-year high

CIPS index rise cheers coalition government, but sector remains a modest portion of the British economy

01 Dec 2010

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Third quarter GDP growth confirmed at 0.8%

UK growth figures boosted by strong export growth

25 Nov 2010

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Lord Young quits as enterprise tsar

Gaffe on state of the economy comes after FDs give him the thumbs up

19 Nov 2010

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Ireland heading for huge bail-out

EU mission could result in bail-out loan of up to €85bn

18 Nov 2010

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Government borrows record amount for October

Public sector net borrowing rose to £10.3bn from £10.1bn a year ago

18 Nov 2010

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Bootle predicts one percent UK 2011 growth but thinks public sector cuts will be exploited

Will opportunities abound as hitherto state-served public sector markets open up?

01 Nov 2010

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CBI issues policy shopping list to Osborne and Cable

Pushing short-term growth is top of agenda, says business group

26 Oct 2010

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Q3 UK growth double expectations, says ONS

0.8 percent growth recorded to September demonstrates slow rebuilding of economy

26 Oct 2010

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Business groups react to Spending Review announcements

Taxation reform worries remain high on agenda while outsourcing companies prepare for an onslaught - of new business from the public sector, that is

20 Oct 2010

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Spending review brings Britain ‘back from the brink’

Chancellor George Osborne outlines where the axe will fall in the Comprehensive Spending Review

20 Oct 2010

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Small business hit hard by spending review

Public sector suppliers set to suffer as a result of spending review

20 Oct 2010

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490,000 public sector jobs to go in Osborne's spending review

Danny Alexander "accidentally" shows photographers extent of cuts while leafing through Wednesday's report as he left HM Treasury

19 Oct 2010

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BT cements long term IT outsourcing deal with UK government

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude gives green light to efficiency plans

15 Oct 2010

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Bernanke hints at more US fiscal stimulus

Fed chairman suggests more asset purchases, but ponders its efficacy

15 Oct 2010

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