Economy

  • Public Finance
    10 Jun 99
    Training and Enterprise Councils face abolition in their present form, under government proposals to be published at the end of the month.
  • Public Finance
    3 Jun 99
    NHS managers are all too aware that there is rarely a moment to pause and take stock.
  • Public Finance
    3 Jun 99
    Changes to Britain's phone system which could end up costing councils hundreds of thousands of pounds were met this week with a collective shrug of the shoulders from the public sector.
  • Public Finance
    27 May 99
    The government has admitted that half this year's funding increase for education will be swallowed up by the teachers' pay rise, leaving much less than expected for other improvements.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Housing may be ignored by Labour as the government sets spending targets for a second term in office, prospective mayor of London Ken Livingstone warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    Critics of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) have leapt on a National Audit Office report criticising the first major NHS hospital built under the policy.
  • Public Finance
    20 May 99
    The role of negotiating grants to the new Scottish assembly has been given to John Reid, who impressed Number 10 when transport minister by facing down protesting lorry-drivers angered by increases...
  • Public Finance
    29 Apr 99
    On May 6, the local council elections in England, Wales and Scotland will be an important test of the state of the parties.
  • Public Finance
    15 Apr 99
    The capital's fire engines will be supplied and managed by the private sector for the first 20 years of the next century, following this week's announcement of a £45m Private Finance Initiative deal...
  • Public Finance
    8 Apr 99
    The government is pressing ahead with funding changes for supported and sheltered housing despite objections from housing associations.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Council house repairs in England and Wales are in line for a £1.2bn cash boost from 2000/2001, according to a briefing note from Local Government Association chief executive Brian Briscoe.
  • Public Finance
    29 Oct 98
    Councils face a multi-million pound bill after the second serious floods this year highlighted insurance inadequacies.
  • Public Finance
    8 Oct 98
    Chancellor Gordon Brown has denied that the worldwide crisis in financial markets and the possibility of a UK recession threaten the government's extra funding commitments on health and education.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    The battle against NHS fraud will be lost without further government support, health service accountants warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    24 Sep 98
    The health department is poised to scrap the controversial scheme that has failed to stem the rise of the NHS's £6bn drugs bill and replace it with strict price controls.
  • Public Finance
    3 Sep 98
    The government has cleared the way for an expansion of the Private Finance Initiative into quangos and other non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs).
  • Public Finance
    23 Jul 98
    Local government minister Hilary Armstrong has urged councils to refurbish rather than build new homes with the new money from the Comprehensive Spending Review.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 98
    The NHS Executive is to clamp down on health authorities and trusts that do not put enough cash aside to cover clinical negligence claims against them.
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 98
    Nurses, midwives and non-clinical NHS staff could be offered large pay increases soon, despite Gordon Brown's insistence that he will keep the lid on public sector pay.

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