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  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The public sector procurement process is excluding small businesses and is overly skewed in favour of large and well-established firms, according to a new report.
  • Public Finance
    6 Sep 01
    Prime Minister Tony Blair will step into the lions' den next week when he delivers an address to the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress in Brighton.
  • Public Finance
    6 Sep 01
    Public sector spending on IT is set to soar by 13% per annum for each of the next two years, according to a survey from Kew Associates and Computer Weekly magazine. Total spend by the public sector...
  • Public Finance
    6 Sep 01
    Paramilitary intimidation made 1,900 Northern Ireland families homeless last year, according to the annual report of the Housing Executive published last week.
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    Like the sound of English batsmen's stumps being shattered, the picture of students, especially women, celebrating ever-better A-level results has fast become one of the traditional images of our...
  • Public Finance
    9 Aug 01
    Ealing council fears it will not qualify for financial help from the government following the bomb blast that tore through the heart of the borough.
  • Public Finance
    26 Jul 01
    Final contracts that would allow the private sector preferred bidders to begin work on London Underground's deep Tube lines could be delayed by a further six months until next spring.
  • Public Finance
    19 Jul 01
    In what has been described as a 'near revolutionary' step, the government has reopened the debate on the unfunded police and fire pension schemes and raised the possibility of meeting pension costs...
  • Public Finance
    12 Jul 01
    Local Government Secretary Stephen Byers has pledged to forge a new relationship between central and local government by slashing bureaucracy and giving authorities greater financial freedom.
  • Public Finance
    12 Jul 01
    Peter Mandelson has outlined a vision of English devolution that puts 'people before structures' and gives communities the tools to bring about their own renaissance.
  • Public Finance
    5 Jul 01
    The Northern Ireland Assembly's finance and personnel committee gave a surprise endorsement to the Private Finance Initiative and other forms of public-private partnerships in a report published this...
  • Public Finance
    28 Jun 01
    Sir Andrew Foster will take over as head of the Best Value Inspectorate after Wendy Thomson was poached by 10 Downing Street to head up a new team advising Tony Blair on public service reform.
  • Public Finance
    28 Jun 01
    Ministers took a hard line on spending this week, warning that improved funding levels for departments would be matched by tougher government targets.
  • Public Finance
    21 Jun 01
    Local Government Secretary Stephen Byers has signalled the roll-out of local Public Service Agreements to all top-tier authorities by announcing £300m of unsupported credit approvals (UCAs) for...
  • Public Finance
    14 Jun 01
    Andrew Pinder, the e-envoy, has admitted to a fundamental difference of opinion with Tony Blair on the government's strategy for delivering services over the Internet.
  • Public Finance
    14 Jun 01
    Frontline First is to be the Labour government's renewed watchword as it pursues its root-and-branch reform of the public services.
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    The Local Government Association has proposed setting up an independent commission to examine the long-term future of local government finance and agree 'a fair deal' for councils.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    College lecturers went on their first national strike for a decade this week, causing disruption during exam time for students at 290 colleges across England.
  • Public Finance
    17 May 01
    The Private Finance Initiative this week emerged as an unlikely and crucial general election issue with the government's record on public spending being attacked on several fronts.
  • Public Finance
    10 May 01
    Ideological differences between the main political parties on how to improve public services emerged this week as the general election campaign finally got under way.
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    GPs are angry that much is evident. The actions of those who on May Day closed their surgeries to all but emergency cases led family doctors to be mentioned in the same breath as the militant anti-...
  • Public Finance
    5 Apr 01
    The Treasury is urging Whitehall departments to embrace wholeheartedly the biggest financial shake-up in central government for 140 years.
  • Public Finance
    29 Mar 01
    The Improvement and Development Agency (Idea) has signed a ground-breaking deal to provide an e-procurement portal that could create one of the 'largest marketplaces in Europe'.
  • Public Finance
    22 Mar 01
    The government is to abolish the present system of local authority capital controls in favour of proposals in the green paper on local government finance.
  • Public Finance
    22 Mar 01
    Nearly one in five further education colleges is facing financial problems, despite £3bn being pumped into the sector by the government, according to an all-party committee of MPs.

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