Housing

  • Public Finance
    13 Apr 00
    London Transport's chief executive has admitted to MPs that London Underground would still face a 'funding gap' if the proposed £8bn public-private partnership went ahead.
  • Public Finance
    13 Apr 00
    The Ministry of Defence claimed this week it was on target to meet its Public Service Agreement of delivering £700m worth of receipts by 2002 from the sale of its surplus assets.
  • Public Finance
    13 Apr 00
    Labour reaffirmed its faith in the Private Finance Initiative this week when local government minister Hilary Armstrong unveiled 14 new schemes, totalling £300m.
  • Public Finance
    6 Apr 00
    The government has offered high-performing councils a 'third way' to hang on to housing stock, as registered social landlords were put on course to become the dominant housing providers by 2004.
  • Public Finance
    30 Mar 00
    Housing associations should not overstretch themselves by 'dabbling' in too many new activities, according to the chief executive of one of London's largest registered social landlords.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    The chief inspector of nuclear installations told MPs this week that concerns that a public-private partnership for the troubled British nuclear industry would reduce safety were unfounded.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    Housing associations in the North appear to have lost out to those from the South in the coming year's housebuilding programme.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    The government is suffering from 'pilot mania' in its present quest for more efficient government, a leading management consultant has warned.
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 00
    The government this week promised £10m in emergency aid to local authorities coping with large numbers of asylum seekers, but Home Office ministers backtracked on a promise to take responsibility for...
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    A quarrel has broken out among local authorities over the dispersal of asylum seekers around the UK.
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    All Private Finance Initiative schemes could be scrutinised for value for money by Westminster after ministers this week announced a fundamental review of the way central government is audited.
  • Public Finance
    2 Mar 00
    The Inland Revenue is likely to pursue a compensation claim against Andersen Consulting after a catalogue of delays with the new National Insurance Recording System has left it four years behind...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Relatives of those who died in the Paddington train crash have criticised the 'U-turn' by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in allowing the rail operating company Railtrack to retain much of its...
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    PricewaterhouseCoopers last week announced its intention to split its business operations into at least two divisions, recognising the complaints of conflicts of interest in the Big Five firms.
  • Public Finance
    24 Feb 00
    Social landlords are stepping up pressure on the government to improve the way councils pay housing benefit, ahead of any long-term changes to the benefits system.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The government was this week accused of being the country's most wasteful landlord as new figures show that almost one in five public sector properties is empty.
  • Public Finance
    17 Feb 00
    The Treasury has appointed Lucy de Groot, former chief executive of Bristol City Council, to a key role in its Public Services Directorate.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Cabinet secretary Sir Richard Wilson this week admitted there was scope for changing the way government departments are funded, and that they could even consider bidding for money from a central 'pot...
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Housing associations have been promised lighter regulation and less bureaucracy as the Housing Corporation studies new ways to cope with the growing number of registered social landlords (RSLs).
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    The government has insisted that legislation creating directly elected mayors will still be law by the summer, despite this week's defeat in the House of Lords of part of the Local Government Bill.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Labour is due to give local authorities an extra £35m in this year's finance settlement but with a warning from ministers that it should be used to curb council tax increases.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Housing associations are being asked to provide new management data for the Housing Corporation, to tie in with the introduction of Best Value in local authorities.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Effective community strategies will be at the heart of achieving Best Value in housing, local authorities were told this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Labour's political reform of local government faces its strongest grassroots opposition yet with elected members of a London council threatening unlawful action.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Housing associations could face tougher risk management controls under plans being considered by the Housing Corporation.

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