Education

  • Public Finance
    8 Mar 01
    Regulators have reported a significant increase in the number of complaints and disciplinary measures against doctors and nurses.
  • Public Finance
    8 Mar 01
    A new education funding system could be in place by next year after a decision to fast-track changes to the existing school finance mechanism.
  • Public Finance
    8 Mar 01
    An Ofsted report published this week revealed that six first-round Education Action Zones had failed to raise educational standards in secondary schools and, apart from 'small-scale' activities,...
  • Public Finance
    8 Mar 01
    Reports that the European Investment Bank is ready to inject £5bn into the government's ailing public-private partnership for the Tube were denied this week.
  • Public Finance
    1 Mar 01
    Londoners' major gripe with their councils' services is their complaints procedures, according to a new survey.
  • Public Finance
    22 Feb 01
    Prime Minister Tony Blair has pledged that his government will 'power ahead' with its 'fundamental' shake-up of public services if Labour wins a second term in office.
  • Public Finance
    22 Feb 01
    Bristol's Labour councillors may be dismayed after the city's residents shot their education spending plans to pieces last week in the first budget referendum to be held in a major city.
  • Public Finance
    15 Feb 01
    With millions enjoying Valentine's Day blow-outs, February 14 may not have been the perfect day to warn the population about the dangers of obesity.
  • Public Finance
    15 Feb 01
    The government tried to face down a barrage of criticism this week over its plans to 'transform' the secondary school system.
  • Public Finance
    15 Feb 01
    E-minister Patricia Hewitt has defended the decision to allocate only £30m towards the government's goal of extensive fast broadband Internet access across Britain by 2005.
  • Public Finance
    15 Feb 01
    Sir Michael Bichard, permanent secretary at the Department for Education and Employment, has announced unexpectedly that he will leave Whitehall at the end of May.
  • Public Finance
    15 Feb 01
    Unison has slammed a decision by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to cut 450 jobs as 'unnecessary, incompetent and destructive'.
  • Public Finance
    8 Feb 01
    The Local Government Association has asked the Treasury to fund a £200m shortfall created by the teachers' pay increase agreed by the government last week.
  • Public Finance
    8 Feb 01
    The government should quadruple the 'participation premiums' given to universities for admitting students from poor socio-economic backgrounds, according to the Commons education select committee.
  • Public Finance
    8 Feb 01
    The gap between high and low performing schools is still too wide, Ofsted warned this week, following the publication of its annual report.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    A last-minute £188m cash injection into this week's local government finance settlement may not be enough to head off mounting pay and service pressures, warn councils.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    William Hague has promised that the next Conservative government would 'deregulate' schools and hospitals as part of a drive to boost standards in public services.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    A south London borough's £1bn-plus regeneration programme is under the spotlight after the shock resignation of its mayor from the Labour group last week.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    The most expensive building venture undertaken by English Partnerships, the government's national urban regeneration and development agency, faces its acid test this week when the London Borough of...
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    Ofsted chief inspector Mike Tomlinson adopted a new, conciliatory approach to local education authorities this week, despite the publication of a report that accuses LEAs of having little effect on...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has pledged an extra £100m for the government's neighbourhood renewal fund, doubling the amount of money being given to deprived areas next year. The money is in...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    A new magazine went on sale in British hospitals this week, with the aim of raising an extra £5m to make patients' stays more comfortable. The team behind feelgood hope that sales of their glossy mix...
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    A year-long mass vaccination programme that cost £20m has prevented 50 deaths from meningitis C and almost completely eradicated the disease, the Department of Health said this week
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    London local authorities are to demand emergency funds to support refugees amid signs that the government's national dispersal scheme is faltering
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    The government has denied that schools around the country are suffering from teacher 'famine'

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