Public sector network
The Public Sector Network comprises approximately 6,700 members across the UK. It provides services to finance professionals working across the sector, including central and local government, education and charities. Activities to support its members include:
The Public Sector Network organises 6 events per year on behalf of its members. The majority are held in London, with the remainder across the country. ACCA audio record these events where possible and place these recordings on the podcast section of the website. Please visit the podcast page to view all lectures recorded.
ACCA's Public Sector will be holding its first Local Government Summit on the 17 October. The details are as follows:
Title - Local Government Summit.
Time - 9:30am - 18:00pm (9 CPD points)
Speakers - Our keynote speaker to open the summit is Margaret Hodge MP and there are other speakers throughout the day.
Outline - In a time of considerable change and challenge for local government, this one-day summit will involve speakers on topical local government issues and provide opportunities for ACCA members to meet, network and be briefed.
Cost - The cost of this one-day event is just £199.00 - including refreshments and lunch - but we are offering an early bird price of £169 if you book before the end of September.
There will be an event on the 28th November 2013 (6.00pm to 8.00pm) which will take place at ACCA head office, 29 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. WC2A 3EE. The details are:
Title - Social Impact Bonds - one year on
Time - 6:00pm - 6:30pm registration, 6:30pm - 7:30pm presentation and Q&A, 7:30pm - 8:30pm networking, drinks and canapés
Guest speaker - Toby Eccles, Founder and Development Director at Social Finance
Outline - Social Impact Bonds are an alternative form of financing for local government are designed to increase funding for preventative services that improve social outcomes. In November last year Toby Eccles, a key driving force behind the initiative, gave an introductory talk on the topic. One year on, Toby will return to talk about the progress made by the various projects involved in the scheme. An outline of the topic and a summary of last year's presentation can be found in the online version of AB magazine - see page 54 of the magazine
Attendance at these events is normally free and places are limited. Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment. These events will constitute verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) if the content is relevant to an individual's personal development plan.
ACCA UK also organises a detailed programme of CPD courses for members in the public sector. Call 020 7059 5910 to request a brochure or visit Professional Courses on-line.
E-zines and publications
A quarterly e-zine covers articles and features relating to current public sector issues and topics. To register to receive the newsletter please opt to join the Public Sector network via MyACCA. This can be done by going into "general details" option and selecting the Public Sector network from the "employment-based networks" option in the penultimate row of the table. A Public Sector section also appears in the monthly printed magazine A&B.
ACCA UK has negotiated a number of special rates on products and services which benefit its members.
For more information visit the Support services pages.
The Network is guided by an elected Panel of members - Public Sector Network Panel, which works closely with a permanent member of staff at ACCA.
Further information is available from:
Astrid Lovelace, Member Services Manager, ACCA UK
Tel: 020 7059 5913
View the list of ACCA Public sector network panel.