CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman on Brexit whitepaper


Rob Whiteman, CEO of CIPFA, commented on the government’s whitepaper ‘The United Kingdom’s exit from and new partnership with the European Union’: "The government has clarified its position at high level, and so its next and more difficult challenge is to translate these objectives into proposals that are analysed, modelled and delivered.

"Sadly the UK will not achieve everything it desires, and so the government needs capacity to understand the trade-offs in terms of their societal and fiscal impacts.

"For public services reliant on EU workers, the most pressing issue is to understand the likely end point and develop plans to achieve service continuity."


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The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is one of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the UK and the only one which specialises in the public services. It is responsible for the education and training of professional accountants and for their regulation through the setting and monitoring of professional standards.

Uniquely among the professional accountancy bodies in the UK, CIPFA has responsibility for setting accounting standards for a significant part of the economy, namely local government. CIPFA’s members work (often at the most senior level) in the public service bodies, in the national audit agencies and major accountancy firms. They are respected throughout for their high technical and ethical standards and professional integrity. CIPFA also provides a range of high quality advisory, information and training and consultancy services to public service organisations. As such, CIPFA is the leading independent commentator on managing and accounting for public money.