Public Finance reports that new outsourced audit contracts could save local authorities as much as £80m by the end of the decade. As a result of the Audit Commission’s latest, and final re-tendering exercise, the market will be reduced to just Continue reading Fees cut ‘significantly’ in latest local audit contracts
CIPFA is to take over the Audit Commission’s counter-fraud work when the watchdog is wound up next year and establish a national centre of excellence in counter-fraud, it has been announced today. Good news I feel for the Commission staff as their Continue reading Audit Commission’s counter-fraud work to transfer to CIPFA
A fascinating report from the Institute for Government on the abolition of the Audit Commission. A great insight into the way in which governments take key strategic decisions and also the unintended consequences of acting in haste. The report is well Continue reading Dying to improve: The demise of the Audit Commission
The ICAEW reports back on the results of this year’s Annual Salary survey. Specialist recruiter Robert Walters has unveiled the results of its 2014 Salary Survey, a snapshot of pay levels across a selection of roles in both financial services and Continue reading Show me the money
Interesting article in today’s Observer. Is this a necessary price to secure the best talent, or is capitalism running untamed? “Critics question the “bomb-proof” nature of the remuneration packages, which will be paid out regardless of any turnaround in the Continue reading Co-Op Bonuses kick off a storm
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has confirmed that Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust will be dissolved, with its two constituent hospitals to be operated by other providers. For the full story see Public Finance
Interesting story in the Financial Times Two questions: – How healthy is the big 4 dominance? – Is it time for legislation to ensure more competition?
Question of the day – is the medicine working? See what Reuters thinks.
Two good news stories today for Grant Thornton UK LLP. Good news for students too – great opportunities to work for a top firm. Grant Thornton re-thinks its approach to graduate recruitment Grant Thornton tops graduate poll
Each year, the Inland Revenue Service issues a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that can affect taxpayers. Identify theft, telephone scams and phishing are top. No surprise there, but surely regulators (especially the big telecom companies and Continue reading IRS Reveals Dirty Dozen Scams For 2014