How to Read Public Accounts

    Wednesday 13 October 2010
    A130 College Building City University London

    In this talk, Sally Gainsbury will show you how to report accurately on public spending stories. She will explain how to find where the bodies are buried in official publications, how to decode jargon and what questions to ask. She will explain the fundamentals of reporting public finance and how to avoid mistakes and spin.

    In the second half of the talk you will look at a case study and learn how to report on NHS spending, including how to investigate where the £100bn spent on the NHS goes and what the taxpayer gets for their money.

    The talk starts at 6pm and will finish at 8pm.