Central government

  • 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
    10 Sep 98
    The London Ambulance Service may give its staff a month's pay in advance in December 1999 as it fears the millennium bug could jeopardise salary payments in January 2000.
  • 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
    16 Jul 98
    Calls from housing organisations for a re-think on the way VAT is charged on property refurbishments received a boost this week with support from the chairman of the government's Urban Task Force.
  • 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...