CIPFA welcomes the initial release of the whole of government accounts

13-07-2011

The Treasury has today published an unaudited summary of the Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) for the year 2009-10.

Steve Freer, CIPFA's Chief Executive, said:

‘We welcome this initial release of Whole of Government Accounts data.  It represents an important step towards the planned publication of the first audited WGA in the autumn.  At that stage the UK will be right at the forefront of government reporting internationally.’

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Contact: Lindsay Machin / Chloe Forbes
CIPFA Press Office
t 020 7543 /5645/5787
e lindsay.machin@cipfa.org.uk / chloe.forbes@cipfa.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

Further information regarding the Whole of Government Accounts is published on the HM Treasury website.

About CIPFA

CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients. Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services. This includes the development of local professional qualifications in African countries like Lesotho and Nigeria and in Europe in post conflict states in the Balkans.