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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2018/19 which does not start until 01/01/2019
  1. Recommended textbook for the course 1 item
    1. Financial management and accounting in the public sector - Gary Bandy, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2015

      Book Recommended

  2. Lecture 1: Defining the Public Sector 8 items
    1. Recommended 5 items
      1. Financial management and accounting in the public sector - Gary Bandy, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2015

        Book Recommended See: Chapters 1 and 2

    2. Optional further reading 3 items
      1. Public sector accounting, accountability and austerity: more than balancing the books? - Enrico Bracci, Christopher Humphrey, Jodie Moll, Ileana Steccolini 17/08/2015

        Article Further

  3. Lecture 2: Funding the Public Sector 6 items
    1. Recommended 6 items
      1. Financial management and accounting in the public sector - Gary Bandy, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2015

        Book Recommended See: Chapter 3 pp 92 -137

      2. The Fiscal Framework

        Document Recommended

      3. Council tax reform

        Document Recommended

  4. Lecture 3: Financial reporting overview 6 items
    1. Financial management and accounting in the public sector - Gary Bandy, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2015

      Book Recommended See: Chapters 3 and 8

  5. Lecture 4: Local authority accounts 2 items
    1. Students will be asked to research a current set of published accounts

  6. Lecture 5: Review of topics 1 to 4 1 item
    1. Students will be asked to research a current set of published accounts

  7. Lecture 6 and Tutorial 5: Governance 6 items
    1. Enhancing NDPB accountability: Improving relationships with upward and downward stakeholders (2018) - Gary Martin, Ciaran Connolly, Tony Wall

      Journal  Gary Martin, who has since retired due to ill-health, undertook this research on Northern Ireland public bodies while working in the Adam Smith Business School.

    2. Did they ‘Read Before Burning’? The Coalition and quangos (2014) - Katherine Dommett, Matthew Flinders, Chris Skelcher, Katherine Tonkiss

      Article 

    3. Better Public Appointments: A Review of the Public Appointments Process (2016) - Sir Gerry Grimstone

      Document  Sir Gerry Grimstone, Chair of Standard Life in Edinburgh, reviewed the public appointments process for the Cabinet Office.

  8. Lecture 7 and Tutorial 6: Scrutiny and Audit 7 items
    1. Audit institutions - Paul Posner and Asif Shahan (2014)

      Chapter  Posner and Shahan's diagrammatic characterisation of types of audit institution is included in Lecture 7 Powerpoint slides.

    2. Financial management and accounting in the public sector (2015) - Gary Bandy, Ebooks Corporation Limited

      Book  For Tutorial 6 0n Scrutiny and Audit, read Chapters 7 and 9.

    3. A Reform Too Far (2008) - David Heald

      Article  See: Public Finance, 21 - 27 November 2008, pp. 22 - 23. Available via Online Resource Button.

  9. Lecture 8 and Tutorial 7: Performance Management 7 items
  10. Lecture 9 and Tutorial 8: Procurement and Infrastructure 8 items
    1. The Green Book: Appraisal and evaluation in central government (2003, last updated 2016) - HM Treasury

      Document  This is the highly influential guide to project appraisal in UK government, including setting the discount rate and explaining the approach to risk.

    2. PFI and PF2 (2018) - National Audit Office

      Webpage  PFI stands for Private Finance Initiative. PF2 was the 2013 relaunch under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government. This NAO report published on 18 January 2018 generated very hostile media coverage of PFI.

    3. How to transform infrastructure decision making in the UK (2018) - Daniel Slade

      Article  This Report was launched in London at an Institute for Government Conference. The IfG is a think tank funded by the Sainsbury trusts.

    4. Congestion, Capacity, Carbon – priorities for national infrastructure (2017) - National Infrastructure Commission

      Webpage  The National Infrastructure Commission is a UK government body set up to advise on future infrastructure investment. Like many OECD countries, such as Germany and the USA, the United Kingdom is worried that infrastructure needs are not being met - both new capacity and the maintenance of existing capacity. This a very long document; students should consult the Executive Summary (pp. 7-21) and Chapter 7 on funding infrastructure (pp. 179-195).

  11. Lecture 10: Current Issues 7 items
    1. Accounting for austerity: the Troika in the Eurozone (AAAJ, 2015) - Sandra Cohen, María-Dolores Guillamón, Irvine Lapsley, Geraldine Robbins

      Article 

    2. Simply UK Government Finances 2017-18 (2017) - Martin Wheatcroft

      Book  See: 'Deficit and Austerity', pp. 25 - 32. Available via Online Resource button.