financial management

Are you capitalising on your resources?           

By Victoria Barnard, CIPFA Consultant

Local authorities are becoming more diverse than ever. As austerity bites, councils are reaching for innovative but sustainable solutions for themselves and their residents.

Many of the schemes looking to increase economic growth or council income involve substantial capital investment, and the use of a more diverse range of financing approaches than ever before.

Such developments put the spotlight onto capital accounting and financing, and authorities need to be sure that they are at the top of their game in these areas – technically and strategically.

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The CIPFA Financial Management Panel is a functional, cross sectoral panel that reports to CIPFA’s Public Finance and Management Board (PFMB).

The panel focuses on the principles of financial management that apply across the whole of the public services and on identifying actions to achieve improvements in financial management.

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