Thursday, October 16, 2008

Audit Commission, value-for-money and Iceland

There will be red faces at the Audit Commission with the revelation in today’s Financial Times that it has £10million invested in Icelandic banks. Apparently they were investing in April 2008 – staff at the Commission obviously don't read the Observer which was making noises about Icelandic banks “feeling the chill” the previous month!

As the Commission joins councils, charities and universities with accounts frozen in the Icelandic meltdown, the rest of us in the public and third sectors have had a big reminder of the importance of good risk management and treasury management.

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