Crime & Justice

  • Public Finance
    13 Dec 01
    Reduced crime and cleaner roads are more important to people in deprived areas than health and education, surveys reveal.
  • Public Finance
    6 Dec 01
    Charities have called for an independent inquiry into the way the government counts homeless people after ministers declared they had hit their target of reducing the number of rough sleepers by two-...
  • Public Finance
    6 Dec 01
    Education and social services are in line for a budget increase of at least 4% in next year's finance settlement for local authorities.
  • Public Finance
    6 Dec 01
    Home Secretary David Blunkett has locked horns with the police by pledging to subject the force to greater scrutiny in a bid to raise standards.
  • Public Finance
    29 Nov 01
    Jack McConnell's ruthless Cabinet reshuffle is a political gamble which could rebound on Scotland's new first minister if his inexperienced appointees fail to deliver, according to a leading...
  • Public Finance
    22 Nov 01
    The Association of Police Authorities (APA) has launched a four-pronged self-assessment and continuous improvement programme under the auspices of Best Value.
  • Public Finance
    15 Nov 01
    Customs officials in Northern Ireland last week seized the UK's largest ever consignment of smuggled cigarettes, valued at £8m.
  • Public Finance
    15 Nov 01
    The government's drive to increase diversity across Whitehall's white, male-dominated workforce is in danger of stagnating, the First Division Association warned this week. Commenting on new...
  • Public Finance
    25 Oct 01
    Anecdotal stories of accident victims having to wait hours for treatment were effectively confirmed this week by an Audit Commission report that showed waiting times in hospital accident and...
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    Patients from the Southeast of England could receive routine surgery in French and German hospitals within two months.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    Councils' ability to respond to emergencies in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the US is being undermined by a lack of government funding, officials claim.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    English local authorities are demanding a substantial increase in next year's finance settlement if they are to avert major service cuts and huge hikes in council tax.
  • Public Finance
    18 Oct 01
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced a £2m recruitment package for social workers at the National Social Services Conference in Harrogate on October 17 19.
  • Public Finance
    4 Oct 01
    Local Government Secretary Stephen Byers' promise to conduct a review of the Best Value regime, made at this week's Labour Party conference in Brighton, will be music to the ears of many of those who...
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    The costs of increased security in the capital following the terrorist attacks on the US will have to be met by London council taxpayers unless the government agrees to a request for extra funding...
  • Public Finance
    27 Sep 01
    Housing associations should not use rent restructuring as an excuse for failing to reinvest surpluses in their stock, housing minister Lord Falconer told the conference.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Imagine a massive disaster occurring in the UK and the political response being led by a councillor. Impossible.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The government's £2bn New Deal for Communities programme is helping to cut crime rates and boost the local economy in some areas, the first annual review has shown.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Local authorities fear they may be excluded from crucial decision-making after housing associations dominated a government programme to provide low-cost housing for more than 11,000 key public sector...
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    More than 200 firefighters and dozens of police officers were still missing in New York 36 hours after the cataclysmic terrorist attacks on September 11 which are feared to have cost thousands of...
  • Public Finance
    6 Sep 01
    The number of complaints against English councils has reached record levels.
  • Public Finance
    6 Sep 01
    The government should plug the nursing recruitment gap rather than spend increasing amounts of money on temporary staff, the Royal College of Nursing argued this week.
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    The Liberal Democrats are to launch an autumn attack on the Private Finance Initiative in an attempt to expose the 'real' costs of the controversial schemes.
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    The Metropolitan Police is to mount the most expensive public order operation ever held in London to safeguard revellers at the Notting Hill Carnival.
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    First Minister Henry McLeish has risked confrontation with unions and councils by making his strongest commitment yet to the Blairite programme of public services modernisation through private sector...

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