Basic Financial Skills for the Public Sector is one of a series of books entitled “Essential Skills for the Public Sector”. It aims to assist the reader to understand a variety of basic financial techniques ranging from fractions and percentages, using statistics and spreadsheets, to project appraisal techniques. All the areas covered are essential for public sector managers how need to show value for money and continuing improvement in the provision of public services. It is an ideal book for the non-financial manager who has no or very limited financial training, and is keen to enhance their skills in this area. It is a simple and practical text with worked examples, and exercises to practice the techniques presented.