January 2016

Read our key media coverage for January 2016

Scottish public finance: CIPFA urged Scotland’s political parties to put the reform of local government finance at the top of their policy agendas for May’s Holyrood election and beyond.
Public Finance

Rob Whiteman interview: Rob Whiteman was featured in Accountancy Age reviewing his achievements and his future ambitions with CIPFA.  
Accountancy Age

More on Library stats: CIPFA’ annual library survey statistics were used in an article by the Telegraph to show the extent of library cuts in recent years.
The Telegraph 

Fire Authority Cuts: Head of CIPFA’s local government faculty, Cliff Dalton, commented on union research.

NHS bed blocking: Responding to a surge in the number of hospital beds being wasted because of delays in transferring patients to other care services, Jane Payling, Head of CIPFA’s Health Faculty called for greater service integration.
The Mail Online, The Northern Echo, The Belfast Telegraph

Spending freeze: CIPFA CEO, Rob Whiteman, offers advice for council CFOs an untenable budget position.  
The MJ

Local Government Finance Settlement: CIPFA’s Local Government Adviser, Sean Nolan, exposed an unexpected shift in Revenue Support Grant distribution among councils and called for an independent commission to oversee grant changes in future.
Local Government Chronicle