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We offer a range of free webinars on a variety of public finance topics. In each session you will have the opportunity to, ask questions, discuss topics, and improve your skills. Each counts as one hour or unit of continuing professional development (CPD). 

Upcoming webinars

Learning the lessons of 114s - a roadmap for avoidance - 27 February 2024

In these uncertain times with local authorities under such financial constraints to deliver against their ambitions as well as statutory obligations, we have seen an increasing number of them issue section 114 notices. Join CIPFA’s webinar for an interactive discussion on what we have seen going wrong over recent years and the preventative actions local authorities can take.

On demand webinars

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Is Commercial Activity Ever Justified For a Local Authority? - 21 November 2023

With the increasing number of local authorities issuing S114 notices, the challenge to make budgets stretch has never been more important. Undertaking a commercial activity might seem like an attractive venture to bolster finances – in this webinar we explore the good and bad of undertaking commercial ventures.

Integrating Care Making it Count - 20 March 2023

This webinar brings together speakers from across the health and care sector, and beyond, to consider challenges facing integration and to discuss the possible solutions.

Bid-rigging dangers in procurement: what you need to know - 8 December 2022

With procurement fraud a significant risk, this special webinar will examines the dangers of bid-rigging, the common red flags to look out for and recent case studies affecting public bodies.

Fraud: know your customer - 10 August 2022

Learn how to apply 'know-your client' initiatives and find out how effective private sector client initiatives can be applied to the public sector too.

Fraud or poor contract management? - 7 June 2022

Hear from CIPFA experts on how to define something as fraud, poor contract management, or even both.

Why robust procurement is essential - 24 March 2022

CIPFA Chief Executive Rob Whiteman, Mohammed Hans of our Procurement and Commissioning Network, and others hosted this free webinar. They discussed the need for robust procurement in public services and issues facing the sector.

Investing in regional inequality, 3 March 2022 

The CIPFA and REDI teams behind our regional inequality report, along with their regional collaborators, discuss the findings of their research.

NHS finance: make your career count, 16 February 2022

Leading senior finance professionals at NHS England, Claire Gravil and Devasuda Anblagan, talk about their careers with the NHS, the training and development necessary to carry out their roles, and why being a finance professional in the healthcare sector is a challenging but rewarding vocation.

Local authority companies: the benefits and pitfalls, 9 February 2022

This discussion with Nottingham City Council's Clive Heaphy and CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman, considered the lessons learnt and how making the right choices about a company's structure, governance and finances and how to allow it to thrive while adding significant value to the communities it was designed to serve.

Exploring the post-pandemic fraud landscape, 15 December 2021

This lively discussion focused on what COVID has revealed about the knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to effectively tackle fraud in a post-pandemic world and the role of the Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship.

NHS finance: Make your career count, 18 November 2021

This webinar was hosted by Dr Eleanor Roy. Guest speakers included Bob Alexander, Interim Chair of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Tahmid Ahmed, Financial Planning Analyst for NHS England. Join the discussion on career journeys, workplace experiences, successes and challenges; in particular how the sector has faced some of the most challenging years in the history of the NHS.

Measuring a local authority's carbon footprint, 12 November 2021 

This webinar was hosted in conjunction with ADEPT. It focused on the ways in which councils understand and measure their carbon footprint, so that they can plan and prioritise actions to reduce their most significant sources of emissions.

Capital strategy guidance: a whole organisation approach, 7 September 2021

This free webinar provided an introduction and overview of CIPFA's new guidance on capital strategy 2021.