Pocklington issues warning over finances

By Heather Jameson | 15 July 2022

Strong financial management is ‘doubly important’ amid the cost of living crisis, a senior mandarin has told public sector finance experts.

Permanent secretary Jeremy Pocklington warned the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) conference in Liverpool that they faced a ‘double edged sword’ of inflation and austerity, while winter pressures were set to hit budgets harder.  

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