Research Papers 2013

Synopsis: Here you will find a list of Committee for Finance and Personnel research papers published during 2013.

Prompt Payments: Developments and Best Practice

- Date: 21/06/2013 - Author: Gareth Brown

This briefing paper provides an overview of recent key developments regarding prompt payments and considers international best practice in this area.

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Gazumping and Gazundering in Northern Ireland

- Date: 08/05/2013 - Author: Michael Scholes

This briefing note explains the concepts of Gazumping and Gazundering (G&G), in the context of the Northern Ireland (NI) property market. It also discusses measures to reduce the incidence of G& G and offers key considerations when seeking to protect potential buyers and sellers from both practices.

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European Commission Work Porgramme 2013: proposals within the remit of the Committee for Finance and Personnel

- Date: 11/04/2013 - Author: Colin Pidgeon and Michael Scholes

This Note provides a table that lists the proposals in the European Commission Work Programme 2013 which RaISe has identified as relevant to the Committee for Finance and Personnel’s (CFP) remit. A description of each proposal is provided. In addition, RaISe has provided some commentary and, in places, some suggested actions for CFP to consider.

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Equality Issues in Recruitment to the Northern Ireland Civil Service (Update)

- Date: 11/03/2013 - Author: Robert Barry

This paper provides an analysis of recruitment competition outcomes within the Northern Ireland Civil Service through an examination of equality monitoring information made available by the Department of Finance and Personnel.

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Update on Fiscal Devolution and Devolved Funding

- Date: 15/02/2013 - Author: Gareth Brown, Bob Harper and Colin Pidgeon

This Research Paper provides an up-to-date review of developments across the United Kingdom (UK) in relation to fiscal devolution and funding arrangements for the devolved administrations. The paper suggests some issues arising from the review that the Committee for Finance and Personnel may wish to consider as part of its future inquiry into the Barnett formula.

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