Property

  • Public Finance
    10 Nov 10
    A move by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to scrap regional housebuilding targets has today been declared unlawful by a High Court judge
  • Public Finance
    10 Sep 10
    Social housing provider Lovell has paid £28m to acquire the majority of Connaught Partnerships' social housing contracts and assets, it was announced today
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    9 Sep 10
    Local government minister Bob Neill has claimed there is not ‘a shred of evidence’ that this week’s collapse of social housing maintenance firm Connaught was linked to the scale and pace of...
  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 10
    More flexible working practices could cut the £6bn public sector property costs by up to a fifth, consultants claimed today
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 10
    Efforts to regenerate former coalmining towns in England have had little effect despite a £1.1bn cost to the taxpayer, MPs have found
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    Public bodies are under pressure to 'sweat' their property assets and will need to start planning now, warns Angus Mylles
  • Public Finance
    19 Jun 09
    There's no getting away from it - public bodies are going to have to find more savings. But there are ways of making this less painful, particularly for those that start now. Mike Turley explains
  • Public Finance
    12 Jun 09
    The recession presents a threat to the public sector - but it also offers managers an opportunity to innovate in ways they could not during the boom years.
  • Public Finance
    11 Jun 09
    As the public sector tries to square rising demand for services with harsh spending cuts, a lot is resting on the Treasury's efficiency programme.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    The public sector faces a £47bn spending squeeze from 2011, along with slashed capital allocations and a renewed efficiency drive as a result of this year’s Budget, experts have warned.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    Is April the cruellest month? By the time Alistair Darling finished his 2009 Budget speech, it was looking a lot nastier than November. The litany of figures the chancellor recited revealed just how...
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    More than a quarter of local authority buildings in Scotland are in poor or bad condition, a watchdog survey has shown
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    The Operational Efficiency Programme puts public services under renewed pressure to save money by rationalising back-office functions. It's a big challenge, and accurate data and strong management...
  • Public Finance
    14 May 09
    The Treasury's Operational Efficiency Programme reads like a Soviet five-year plan; and is probably about as achievable. Tony Travers wades through Whitehall's radical blueprint for public sector...

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