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  • Profile Jenny Watson Opportunity knocksIn a week when the Women and Work Commission found gender inequality to be very much alive, the EOC chair tells Sally Gainsbury about the equality challenges facing the public sector 01 January 2006
  • Profile Jon Restell Calm charmerStanding up for NHS managers is a tough assignment, but a new union leader is tackling the challenge in a determined yet relaxed way. Seamus Ward reports 01 January 2006
  • Protect and survive, by Phil RevellThe failure of List 99 to stop paedophiles working with children shocked parents and teachers and nearly did for the career of Education Secretary Ruth Kelly. Phil Revell asks whether the government's new measures will be enough to safeguard pupils 01 January 2006
  • Public domain - theres no debate, by Colin TalbotThe promised summer report on next year's Comprehensive Spending Review has yet to materialise, making it unlikely that MPs will be able to discuss it before the recess. But that's par for the course now 01 January 2006
  • Public domain - Whole lot of shaking up going on, by Colin TalbotJapan's Government Policy Evaluation Act bears a passing resemblance to Whitehall's Public Service Agreements. But it is part of a deeper and more extensive reform to take the politics out of public works 01 January 2006
  • Public sector shows it's got what it takesMike Thatcher reports from the 2006 Public Servants of the Year Awards ceremony held on May 17 01 January 2006
  • So did things really get better? by Madeleine Bunting and Simon ParkerAs the Labour Party gathers for a tumultuous annual conference, Madeleine Bunting and Simon Parker ask what almost ten years of Blairism has really meant for public services. And how can New Labour renew the optimism and confidence of a decade ago? 01 January 2006
  • Taking it on trust, by Tash ShifrinSelf-governing trust schools are New Labour's latest big idea for education. But confusion still reigns over their structure and how they will be governed in practice. Tash Shifrin investigates 01 January 2006
  • The thinner blue line, by Tim BrainThe police service is breathing a sigh of relief that it has been saved a costly and unnecessary restructuring but it still faces a catastrophic funding crisis from 2008. Chief constable Tim Brain explains why 01 January 2006
  • The value of everything, by Colin TalbotIs 'public value' a useful tool for democratising public services or a load of airy-fairy nonsense? Colin Talbot sets out the case for taking it seriously 01 January 2006
  • U-turn if you want to, by Philip JohnstonTory leader David Cameron has hit the ground running, ditching old party certainties for the centre ground. But how much substance is there? Philip Johnston has his doubts 01 January 2006
  • Unfair shares for all, by Tony TraversHospitals, schools and councils are all facing radical reform, but the funding systems imposed to achieve this are far from joined up. Tony Travers points out the contrasting philosophies and calls for a common, long-term approach 01 January 2006
  • Whats the deal?, by Will HatchettIt seems that time is running out for the big regeneration programmes. But, despite government rhetoric about 'mainstreaming', practitioners fear that their resources might not transfer into the community. 01 January 2006
  • When the cap fits, by Tony TraversIn 2003, angry pensioners were taking to the streets as council tax soared, unchecked by government. This year, ministers cracked the whip and councils meekly complied. Tony Travers explains what's behind the U-turn 01 January 2006
  • Word on the street, by Alex KlaushoferThe government is on a new charm offensive with the voluntary sector. But will all the reviews and initiatives allay charities' suspicions that ministers are looking for public services on the cheap? Alex Klaushofer investigates 01 January 2006
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