Education

  • 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
    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
    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...
  • 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
    22 Jun 00
    Local authority officers should publish full reports of executive decisions taken in private, a constitutional expert told the CIPFA conference.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The government has expanded the specialist schools programme and published research showing that such schools are raising standards faster than their mainstream counterparts.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Pressure on doctors to prove their fitness to practise grew this week as the government launched a mandatory early warning scheme to protect patients.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    The Local Government Association has set up its own hit squad to establish how education authorities can intervene effectively to turn around failing schools under their control.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Ken Livingstone has called for the 33 London boroughs to be abolished and replaced with 14 or 15 larger authorities with increased responsibilities, including control of health and transport.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    In a move designed to boost public confidence in figures published by the government, an independent Statistics Commission, appointed by Chancellor Gordon Brown, has been set up to scrutinise the...
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Tameside local education authority this week received a yellow card from schools' inspectorate Ofsted and was told to put its house in order or face further action.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Tony Blair breezed back into Downing Street this week after completing his paternity leave with a vow to sort out the care of the elderly.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Teenagers may be offered travel, shopping and restaurant discounts in a bid to encourage them to stay in education after the age of 16.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Embattled National Health Service managers faced another dose of bitter medicine this week as they were accused of being their own worst enemies when it comes to change.
  • Public Finance
    1 Jun 00
    Asylum seekers must be offered more than just a roof over their heads in the provinces if the government's new dispersal policy is to prove successful, according to an Audit Commission report,...
  • Public Finance
    1 Jun 00
    Chief inspector of schools Chris Woodhead has dismissed calls from a teachers' union leader for an end to the 'Spanish Inquisition' of schools' inspections.
  • Public Finance
    1 Jun 00
    Worcestershire Health Authority has slammed an independent report into its Private Finance Initiative hospital project as 'breathtakingly inaccurate'.
  • Public Finance
    25 May 00
    Lack of autonomy in the classroom and increasing bureaucracy are contributing to soaring stress levels among teachers, with record numbers wanting to leave the profession, according to a report from...
  • Public Finance
    25 May 00
    Government promises to create a simpler funding system for further education are being treated with scepticism by college finance directors.
  • Public Finance
    25 May 00
    The Local Government Association commission examining the school year has heard that redistributing holidays more evenly and having an increased number of shorter terms could cut absence levels among...

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