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  • Social care funding older people Hunt approves nearly all Better Care Fund plansHealth Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that nearly all of the 151 Better Care Fund plans in England have been approved ahead of implementation of the reform from next April. 31 October 2014
  • LGA urges independent review of OfstedAn independent review of the work of Ofsted must be held to address concerns about the independence and credibility of the schools watchdog following a number of 'media driven' revisions to its inspection ratings, councils have said. 31 October 2014
  • CBI: public spending must not exceed tax takeThe next government should set a fiscal rule to ensure that total public spending does not exceed tax revenue once the existing deficit is closed, the CBI has said. 30 October 2014
  • Darra Singh Rebuild 'broken' local government finance system, says commissionReforms to the 'broken' local government funding system are needed to underpin greater localism in decision-making, an independent commission into town hall finance has concluded. 30 October 2014


  • Rob Whiteman Tax gaps: do the right thingThere is growing evidence of the corrosive effects of profit shifting by multinational companies 31 October 2014
  • Whole numbers Whole numbersEvery year the Treasury gathers financial data from nearly 4,000 public bodies from Whitehall departments to academy schools to publish the Whole of Government Accounts. This ambitious exercise aims to help policymakers understand more about what we get for what we spend 25 September 2014
  • Protest_PA Zero Pay intoleranceAs NHS staff ballot on industrial action and discontent rises over pay and salary progression throughout the public sector years of severe pay restraint are taking their toll 24 September 2014
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