Property

  • Public Finance
    30 Jul 10
    More flexible working practices could cut the £6bn public sector property costs by up to a fifth, consultants claimed today
  • Public Finance
    9 Mar 10
    Efforts to regenerate former coalmining towns in England have had little effect despite a £1.1bn cost to the taxpayer, MPs have found
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    Public bodies are under pressure to 'sweat' their property assets and will need to start planning now, warns Angus Mylles
  • Public Finance
    19 Jun 09
    There's no getting away from it - public bodies are going to have to find more savings. But there are ways of making this less painful, particularly for those that start now. Mike Turley explains
  • Public Finance
    12 Jun 09
    The recession presents a threat to the public sector - but it also offers managers an opportunity to innovate in ways they could not during the boom years.
  • Public Finance
    11 Jun 09
    As the public sector tries to square rising demand for services with harsh spending cuts, a lot is resting on the Treasury's efficiency programme.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    The public sector faces a £47bn spending squeeze from 2011, along with slashed capital allocations and a renewed efficiency drive as a result of this year’s Budget, experts have warned.
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    Is April the cruellest month? By the time Alistair Darling finished his 2009 Budget speech, it was looking a lot nastier than November. The litany of figures the chancellor recited revealed just how...
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    More than a quarter of local authority buildings in Scotland are in poor or bad condition, a watchdog survey has shown
  • Public Finance
    8 Jun 09
    The Operational Efficiency Programme puts public services under renewed pressure to save money by rationalising back-office functions. It's a big challenge, and accurate data and strong management...
  • Public Finance
    14 May 09
    The Treasury's Operational Efficiency Programme reads like a Soviet five-year plan; and is probably about as achievable. Tony Travers wades through Whitehall's radical blueprint for public sector...

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