Transport

  • Public Finance
    28 Jun 01
    The controversy over the future of public services continued to rage this week with warnings that Tony Blair's plans for widespread private sector involvement to drive up standards could become '...
  • Public Finance
    21 Jun 01
    Tough decisions will have to be made and substantial sums of taxpayers' money will be needed if the UK is to have a 'bigger, better, safer railway', according to the Strategic Rail Authority.
  • Public Finance
    21 Jun 01
    A new rail safety authority to replace the overstretched and understaffed railway inspectorate is likely to emerge from the soul-searching following the Paddington rail disaster.
  • 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
    24 May 01
    College lecturers went on their first national strike for a decade this week, causing disruption during exam time for students at 290 colleges across England.
  • 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
    10 May 01
    Ideological differences between the main political parties on how to improve public services emerged this week as the general election campaign finally got under way.
  • 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
    29 Mar 01
    The government's anticipated £1bn profit from the restructured Channel Tunnel rail link project has been called into question by the National Audit Office.
  • Public Finance
    15 Mar 01
    Railtrack was under fire again this week after another train crash and the decision of the Strategic Rail Authority to strip it of its sole responsibility to build new parts of the network.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    The Welsh Assembly laid itself open to the risk of fraud by failing to perform the most basic accounting requirements, according to a scathing report this week from the National Audit Office.
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    Northern Ireland's finance and personnel committee is this week expected to propose an amendment to the province's bill for the introduction of resource accounting, to enable auditors to follow the...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces a showdown with the Greater London Assembly over his controversial budget after public clashes with members this week. Livingstone stood by his guns as he presented...
  • Public Finance
    11 Jan 01
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has vehemently rejected suggestions that he is about to agree a compromise with the government over its controversial plans to partially privatise the Tube.
  • Public Finance
    14 Dec 00
    A cross-party committee of MPs has slammed Railtrack's management of the rail network and castigated its 'totally inadequate' supervision of safety procedures in a damning report published on...
  • Public Finance
    2 Nov 00
    The privatisation of the national rail network has created a huge conflict between performance incentives and safety and is placing untold pressure on the industry, Railtrack chief executive Gerald...
  • Public Finance
    12 Oct 00
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has broken public sector pay barriers by offering up to £2m over four years to lure 'the best in the world' to London's top transport job.
  • Public Finance
    28 Sep 00
    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is being strongly tipped in Whitehall for the ill-fated post of 'Cabinet enforcer' if Tony Blair wins a second term in government.
  • Public Finance
    28 Sep 00
    The majority of voters in London support Ken Livingstone's proposal to introduce congestion charges on roads in the next two years, according to a survey for the King's Fund health think-tank.
  • Public Finance
    28 Sep 00
    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott faces a barrage of legal and industrial action if he presses ahead with the partial privatisation of London Underground, after an independent report dubbed the...
  • 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
    7 Sep 00
    The Highways Agency is to spend £1.2bn on new technology to get the traffic on Britain's roads moving more smoothly.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jul 00
    Municipal contractors and companies which have public service as well as private contracts will have to keep separate financial accounts under new European Union rules.
  • 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
    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.

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