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Winter 2021/2022

Financial modelling in government

Government relies on hundreds – possibly thousands – of models for a huge variety of critical activities, from forecasting spending plans to guiding operational decision making. It is increasingly relying on these models with more data now available and an increased emphasis on evidence-driven decision-making.  Government last published guidance on modelling – the Aqua Book … Read more

Winter 2022

Investigation: Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms

Off-payroll working tax rules can apply if a worker (sometimes known as a contractor) provides their services to the client through their own limited company or another type of intermediary. The rules aim to make sure that workers who would have been an employee if they were providing their services directly to the client pay … Read more

Spring 2022

Financial sustainability of higher education in England

Higher education providers can have a fundamental influence on the future lives of graduates, with consequences for the national economy – but to do so they must be financially viable and remain sustainable. Providers are independent bodies, and the sector’s financial sustainability is heavily dependent on student fee income, top-up grant funding, and government research … Read more

Spring 2022

Investigation into the British Steel Pension Scheme

This investigation will set out the activities the Financial Conduct Authority has undertaken to regulate the financial advice given to members of the British Steel Pension Scheme, its plans for supporting steelworkers who may be entitled to redress, and the extent to which compensation is being delivered.