Local government

  • Public Finance
    14 Jun 01
    Middlesbrough Council has entered into a £260m public-private partnership with Hyder Business Services, the biggest deal of its kind in Northeast England.
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    Incoming ministers should show more trust in the qualities of the public sector and not attach themselves to the 'myth of the private sector as super-hero', a new policy document, Transforming...
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    The London Borough of Brent has become one of the first councils to allow staff transferred under outsourcing deals to retrieve their local government pension with backdated benefits.
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    Patients are to be encouraged to make their voice heard in the debate over how the health service is to be run.
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    A new, more meaningful measure of councils' progress in getting all services on-line by 2005 is likely to be adopted during the summer.
  • Public Finance
    7 Jun 01
    The Local Government Association has proposed setting up an independent commission to examine the long-term future of local government finance and agree 'a fair deal' for councils.
  • Public Finance
    31 May 01
    Here is a bold prediction: Labour will lose the election on June 7. Major seats will be lost, the party's share of the vote will be lower than the Conservatives and they could lose their position as...
  • Public Finance
    31 May 01
    Oldham council is seeking aid from the government following the rioting in the town last weekend.
  • Public Finance
    31 May 01
    Head teachers are demanding the right to expel pupils whose parents have been violent or aggressive towards school staff.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    A pilot project using Internet technology to educate children who are not attending school has produced impressive results and is set to be rolled out across the country.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    Best Value could lead to major changes in the administration and management of council pension funds, it has emerged.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    Derry City Council is facing legal action because of a decision to award £385,000 of rental income from housing the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday to a group representing victims and their...
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    South Yorkshire's Passenger Transport Executive is considering investing millions of pounds to extend the Sheffield tram network to Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    Northern Ireland's pro-Good Friday Agreement parties are predicting that June 7's general election will provide a significant boost at the simultaneous local polls.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    The Post Office is set to call in postal managers and volunteers to limit the damage caused by a series of strikes by sorting-office workers this week.
  • Public Finance
    17 May 01
    A leaked document from the Institute for Public Policy Research on the future relationship between public services and private contractors may foreshadow a total reorganisation of health, education...
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    Harlow District Council in Essex is one of the worst-performing local authorities in the UK, according to the Best Value Inspectorate.
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    Prime Minister Tony Blair's vision of installing directly elected mayors in English cities is looking increasingly shaky as previously pacesetting authorities apply the brakes.
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    Twenty-two of the poorest neighbourhoods in England have secured a total of more than £1bn in central government regeneration funding over the next ten years.
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    The Treasury has saved £6.5bn on the housing benefit bill since 1996 because of restrictions on claims introduced by the last government, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
  • Public Finance
    3 May 01
    GPs are angry that much is evident. The actions of those who on May Day closed their surgeries to all but emergency cases led family doctors to be mentioned in the same breath as the militant anti-...
  • Public Finance
    26 Apr 01
    The Audit Commission has announced the results of its largest audit services' procurement exercise in which it awarded 38 'framework' contracts worth £34m.
  • Public Finance
    26 Apr 01
    Doctors and managers backed Health Secretary Alan Milburn this week as he announced sweeping reforms to decentralise the NHS and cut at least £100m from the service's administration to plough back...
  • Public Finance
    12 Apr 01
    Transport funding in Scotland is lagging way behind that of England and is producing a two-tier system, according to the chairman of the government's Commission for Integrated Transport.
  • Public Finance
    12 Apr 01
    Rural county councils are defying the prime minister's calls for the countryside to be 'open for business' by planning to keep footpaths and rights of way closed over the Easter weekend.

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