Crime & Justice

  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Police forces in England and Wales could lose 300 officers as a result of a Treasury decision not to allow the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service to claim back their...
  • Public Finance
    6 Jan 00
    Local education authorities that refuse to take bullying seriously could face increasing legal action from the victims, a leading teaching union has warned.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jan 00
    Police funding must be doubled for the next three years to avoid cuts in staffing, police authorities in England and Wales will tell the Home Office next month.
  • Public Finance
    16 Dec 99
    Acute shortages of social housing and the unwillingness of some councils to provide accommodation for ex-prisoners are adding to the likelihood of people reoffending after they leave prison, says a...
  • Public Finance
    2 Dec 99
    League tables could be introduced across the criminal justice system after a critical National Audit Office study found up to £84m could be saved by eliminating waste and spreading good practice.
  • Public Finance
    2 Dec 99
    A High Court victory by homeless families who objected to being placed in seaside accommodation will add to the spiralling cost of homelessness in London, local authorities warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    18 Nov 99
    The government's crackdown on fraud in the National Health Service started in earnest this week with new powers for the NHS Tribunal to disqualify practitioners who have committed fraud.
  • Public Finance
    18 Nov 99
    The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality has lambasted councils for their 'shameful' race relations record.
  • Public Finance
    11 Nov 99
    Home Secretary Jack Straw has been forced to go back to the drawing board after it emerged that his draft Freedom of Information Bill contravened international agreements on the environment.
  • Public Finance
    4 Nov 99
    The reputation of government executive agencies has been dealt another blow this week after auditor general Sir John Bourn accused the Courts Funds Office of financial mismanagement and losing track...
  • Public Finance
    21 Oct 99
    Last weekend, the European Union made its first attempt to develop 'an area of freedom, security and justice'. EU leaders gathered at a special summit in Tampere, Finland, to commit to a common...
  • Public Finance
    21 Oct 99
    Winning money for new recruits from the crime-fighting fund could be conditional on police authorities signing up to the new national communications project.
  • Public Finance
    26 Aug 99
    Disgruntled promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who threatened Cornwall County Council with legal action over the alleged mismanagement of planning for festivals during the eclipse, himself faces being taken...
  • Public Finance
    22 Jul 99
    The Audit Commission has run up a bill so far of £3.45m investigating the Westminster 'homes-for-votes' case, according to its annual report.
  • Public Finance
    17 Jun 99
    Michael Bichard, permanent secretary to the Department for Education and Employment, has been created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Police authorities have rejected claims by an independent watchdog that they are struggling to make their IT systems millennium-compliant.
  • Public Finance
    13 May 99
    The Cabinet Office seriously breached parliamentary accountability when it failed to meet statutory financial deadlines following the privatisation of three government agencies in 1996, according to...

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