Local government

  • Public Finance
    29 Apr 99
    The Local Government Association's demands for comprehensive transport legislation in the next Queen's Speech has won backing from a House of Commons select committee.
  • Public Finance
    22 Apr 99
    Ministers have rejected NHS finance leaders' calls for financial targets to be relaxed and have ordered health authorities and trusts in England back to the drawing board to eliminate a projected £...
  • Public Finance
    8 Apr 99
    The government is pressing ahead with funding changes for supported and sheltered housing despite objections from housing associations.
  • Public Finance
    8 Apr 99
    Local government workers moved closer this week to having their salaries assessed under performance-related pay arrangements similar to those being imposed on teachers.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Council house repairs in England and Wales are in line for a £1.2bn cash boost from 2000/2001, according to a briefing note from Local Government Association chief executive Brian Briscoe.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    New local government finance regulations are being drawn up to improve the accounting of Private Finance Initiative deals.
  • Public Finance
    8 Oct 98
    Business and local government joined forces this week in last- ditch attempts to persuade the government to include Best Value legislation in next month's Queen's speech.
  • Public Finance
    8 Oct 98
    Chancellor Gordon Brown has denied that the worldwide crisis in financial markets and the possibility of a UK recession threaten the government's extra funding commitments on health and education.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    Three North Yorkshire local authorities are setting up a combined internal audit service as part of the latest phase in the government's best value initiative.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    There has been a mixed reaction to the government's decision to transfer £1bn of education funding from local authorities to schools. The change, announced on Wednesday, is part of the trend to...
  • Public Finance
    10 Sep 98
    Local government education chiefs are to propose establishing a new body to look at the lessons learned from the government's Education Action Zones.
  • Public Finance
    10 Sep 98
    Value for money will still be the driving force in securing Private Finance Initiative contracts, despite the publication of new guidelines this week which some fear could put a constraint on new...
  • Public Finance
    10 Sep 98
    Fundamental changes to welfare reform are likely to be deferred again because of a backlog of legislation that is to be included in the Queen's speech later this year.
  • Public Finance
    3 Sep 98
    North East Derbyshire district council has signed the first social housing Private Finance Initiative deal.
  • Public Finance
    3 Sep 98
    The government has cleared the way for an expansion of the Private Finance Initiative into quangos and other non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs).
  • 13 Aug 98
    The government's success in driving forward the Private Finance Initiative in the health sector was underlined this week with the signing of two further large contracts worth around £190m.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    The ministerial reshuffle led to several changes in the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR).
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    Further education colleges look set to reach agreement with the largest lecturers' union on national pay and conditions after five years of failed negotiations.
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 98
    Labour is coming under renewed pressure to clarify its welfare reform policies after Frank Field's attack on Gordon Brown in the Commons this week.
  • Public Finance
    23 Jul 98
    Local government minister Hilary Armstrong has urged councils to refurbish rather than build new homes with the new money from the Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 98
    The Comprehensive Spending Review underlines the government's commitment to continue along the path of the Private Finance Initiative and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs).
  • 9 Jul 98
    Prime minister Tony Blair this week took a more conciliatory tone towards local government when he urged councils to help Labour deliver its modernising agenda but his message failed to win over the...

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