Housing

  • 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
    Dot.com companies could soon be processing passport applications, driving licences and even benefits under plans to allow the private and voluntary sectors to deliver on-line government services.
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    Wiltshire this week claimed to be on course to open the country's first custom-built joint communications centre for all three emergency services.
  • Public Finance
    7 Sep 00
    The Local Government Association joined this week's manifesto frenzy in an attempt to halt the government's drive to marginalise councils in the run-up to the General Election.
  • 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
    Smaller rent increases and new accounting procedures have led to major reductions in the annual surpluses reported by housing associations.
  • 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
    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
    E-envoy Alex Allan has admitted that the government will not meet its e-government targets without substantial help from the private sector.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Just two out of five local authorities in London are coping with complex changes to housing benefit introduced during the past year, according to a new report.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Government plans to restructure rents could significantly reduce the sums available to finance social regeneration, the National Housing Federation warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Home Secretary Jack Straw has criticised local authorities for ignoring requests for accommodation to house asylum seekers as part of the national dispersal scheme.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The government must adequately fund the proposed 'right to roam' network or local authorities face a crippling financial burden, the Liberal Democrats have warned.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Councils and registered social landlords must involve tenants at every level if strategies to tackle problem estates and urban regeneration are to be successful.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The row over whether the NHS should be given full responsibility for the care of the elderly resurfaced this week as the Local Government Association claimed an Audit Commission report backed the...
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone could improve the health of the capital's poorest people, even though the Greater London Authority will not provide health services, the King's Fund said this week.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The National Audit Office has finally been allowed to glimpse the hallowed halls of the Royal Household with its first report into the costs of maintaining the royal palaces.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    The ratings agency Standard & Poor's has issued its first rating for a local authority in Britain. Huntingdonshire District Council has been awarded a triple-A long-term issuer credit rating.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Lord Neill, chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, launched a swingeing attack on the government's Freedom of Information Bill at the CIPFA conference in Brighton on June 14.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Public sector organisations came out on top in four of the 15 categories at last week's Digital Britain awards organised by Microsoft.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 00
    Two reports on the British military operation in Kosovo have found that troops had to contend with excessive workloads, insecure communications equipment and substandard accommodation.
  • 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
    25 May 00
    Immediate steps must be taken to tackle poor administration of housing benefit, MPs were told this week.

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