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CIPFA warns on impact of DIP reforms

By Vivienne Russell, Public Finance

CIPFA has reiterated its opposition to a government proposal to ditch the independent protection against dismissal offered to council Section 151 officers, warning that it could undermine the post’s statutory responsibility to ensure financial probity.

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CIPFA Northern Ireland Annual Conference 2013

25 September 2013 Join the discussion with: #CIPFA13NI Reform of public services, efficiency and improvement has been centre stage in Northern Ireland for quite some time.  We have seen major changes and further imminent reforms are scheduled.  Is this sufficient to re-position public services to meet future spending constraints – a future fiscal cliff?  Leaders in...


Democratic Services

This benchmarking club aims to collect staffing, cost and activity data for the following defined activities:


Legal Services

The legal services benchmarking club collects staffing (central & local) and cost data for the legal services function in order to derive the number of charged hours and the cost per charged hour.


Electoral Services

This club benchmarks electoral service departments and considers data pertinent to the costs, resources and workloads for both the maintenance of the electoral register and conducting elections.


The Governance Challenge of Culture

Talk about organisational culture is everywhere these days, gingered up by some nicely evocative prefixes. “Toxic culture” carries the blame for fraud and malpractice, for bullying and for failure. Other types of culture get a mention when things go well – a “strong performance culture” or an “open culture” or even an “engaging culture”. For other purposes the description of culture can come...