Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Finance and Personnel research papers published during 2012.
Shared Services in central government
- Date: 12/10/2012
This Briefing Paper presents a short history of the international trend towards public bodies sharing back office services. It also details the services shared by Northern Ireland Civil Service departments. It concludes by drawing together some lessons learned, and suggests points for future scrutiny by the Committee for Finance and Personnel.
The Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012: additional information
- Date: 03/10/2012
This note gives some information on recent developments since the passing of the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, and is a companion piece to the previous RaISe paper on the Act (Paper 142-12).
This research paper outlines the anticipated impact of the UK Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 , which was enacted on 8 March 2012. It further outlines the potential effects on public service commissioning of enacting similar legislation in Northern Ireland.
This Research Paper provides further evidence for committee stage of the Superannuation Bill. It focuses on issues relevant to the Committee for Finance and Personnel’s consideration of potential amendments to the Bill, including Assembly procedure and negotiation versus consultation. Information is also provided on parity in public service pension provision in Northern Ireland.
This Note provides some detail on best practices put forward by international organisations in relation to scrutiny of budgets and financial information. It also raises some issues facing parliamentary scrutiny in the wake of the international financial crisis
This briefing note looks at issues surrounding the conditions which have been attached to airlines, and airport operators, in instances where European governments have considered reducing or abolishing Air Passenger Tax.
Legislative Consent Motion: UK Finance (No. 4) Bill 2012 Air Passenger Duty
- Date: 04/05/2012
This Paper provides background on the forthcoming legislative consent motion that is to be put forward by the Department of Finance and Personnel. The motion concerns the devolution of Air Passenger Duty (APD) to Northern Ireland, as proposed by the UK Government’s Finance (No. 4) Bill 2012, which is currently under consideration in Westminster. Details surrounding the general APD debate are outlined, as well as potential issues for consideration.