Education

  • Public Finance
    21 Sep 00
    Local authorities are gearing up for annual spending spats with schools after the government backed down on its threat for direct education funding in this week's finance green paper.
  • Public Finance
    14 Sep 00
    Local authorities were trying to pick up the pieces of disrupted services as fuel began to trickle slowly back into garages and council depots after the government's ultimatum to petrol companies to...
  • Public Finance
    14 Sep 00
    Local authorities have voiced fears that next week's Finance green paper will be nothing more than a damp squib with vague proposals designed to smooth tensions until after the General Election.
  • Public Finance
    14 Sep 00
    A £1.3m government-funded research programme that will play a key role in deciding how Britain's local authorities meet new tough recycling targets over the next five years has been given away to...
  • Public Finance
    14 Sep 00
    Union leaders have launched a swingeing attack on the government's promotion of private sector involvement in public services at the Trades Union Congress in Glasgow.
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    The Conservatives' opening shots in the coming election campaign, featuring radical plans for change in education and local government, have been greeted with predictably swingeing criticism from...
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    The public sector has a serious image problem which is discouraging young people from seeing it as a worthwhile career and creating a recruitment crisis, according to the chief executive of the King'...
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    A teaching union claims hard-pressed schools are covering up the true extent of teacher shortages.
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    Prime Minister Tony Blair has asked the Social Exclusion Unit to work with other government departments to cut rates of reoffending by ex-prisoners.
  • Public Finance
    31 Aug 00
    Public, private and voluntary organisations are to work with 345 schools on out-of-hours educational projects for which funding was announced this week.
  • Public Finance
    31 Aug 00
    Just weeks after publication of the NHS National Plan, finance staff are being given the first glimpse of what the future holds for them in a modernised NHS.
  • Public Finance
    24 Aug 00
    London's poorest areas could lose millions of pounds in vital regeneration funding under a new deprivation index, local authorities in the capital have warned.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jul 00
    Local government leaders are savouring a small but significant victory in their long-running turf war with Westminster over control of frontline services.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jul 00
    The government is to widen its data access powers with plans to equip benefit investigators with overarching new rights to access people's bank accounts, pension plans even gas bills under a...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The NHS nursing recruitment crisis could get much worse if the government does not improve nurses' working lives, the King's Fund said this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The government scrambled to rebuff mounting criticism of its flagship New Deal scheme this week, after claims that it had made little impact on the labour market and that even its own departments...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The government's favourite stick-and-carrot approach to public services is to be applied to the NHS with a vengeance. To the best, a bundle of cash; to the worst, the black spot.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The overall annual expenditure for each of the next three years was announced in the Budget, but the departmental spending plans for the next three years are still being finalised and ministers are...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Ways of making government more transparent and accountable are to be explored by members of a steering group appointed this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    The Treasury has ordered drastic action to curb unacceptably high levels of ill-health retirement among public sector workers that cost taxpayers £1bn a year in pensions.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    In a manoeuvre which is bound to antagonise the Department for Education and Employment, the LGA has teamed up with the Capita Group to launch its own consultancy service to shore up beleaguered...
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The Local Government Association has condemned Conservative Party plans to bypass local education authorities as 'barmy'.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The Local Government Association's Labour group has won approval for a series of key policy amendments from Labour's National Policy Forum (NPF). The amendments were put forward to the NPF, which was...
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Ken Livingstone launched a blistering attack on central government's domineering attitude towards local authorities at the LGA conference.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The Blair government's determination to downgrade local authorities in favour of control from Whitehall has been likened to Soviet-style centralist rule by the leader of the Local Government...

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