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  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Receipts on France's state-run Pari-Mutuel (PMU) horse race betting network are rising, which is good news for the French ministry of finance. The bad news is that the rise is only slight and the...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Public services in France faced severe disruption this week as the compulsory 35-hour working week became reality. February 1 was the due date for the introduction of the much-debated 'loi Aubry'...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Lack of management resources could threaten the success of primary care groups, the commissioning bodies warned this week.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Conservatives in local government this week defended the sacking of John Redwood, one of the few high-profile members of William Hague's shadow cabinet, claiming he was part of the 'party's past'.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    National Health Service bed numbers came under renewed scrutiny this week. A spot check revealed that patients were waiting on trolleys much longer than the Department of Health's four-hour limit.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    The NHS is failing to meet its New Deal target and there is evidence that a significant number of health service employers have yet to commit themselves to the initiative.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    The government's attempts to modernise Whitehall were stepped up this week with the publication of the second report of the Public Services Productivity Panel.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    As the furore over the role of the Freedom Party in Austria's new coalition government continued this week, it was clear the administration will take a fiscal course designed to reduce the country's...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Local authorities scooped the pool in this week's Charter Mark awards, garnering 41% of the prizes announced by Cabinet Office Minister Mo Mowlam.
  • 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
    The Audit Commission should have its own House of Commons select committee in order to give the public sector watchdog's reports more weight, it was proposed this week.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Best Value audit and inspection fees are likely to cost English and Welsh councils £56m.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Suma Chakrabarti, the modernising head of the Performance and Innovation Unit, has been promoted to lead the Cabinet Office's economics secretariat. He replaces Willy Rickett, who has become head of...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The government has set aside £20m to help schools introduce the new pay and performance system, schools standards minister Estelle Morris announced this week.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Gordon Brown has huge room for manoeuvre between tax cuts, spending increases and debt repayment, according to the annual unofficial guide to the chancellor's budget options published this week by...
  • 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
    27 Jan 00
    The Commons Committee of Public Accounts has castigated those responsible for the chaos over immigration applications which caused 'enormous personal distress to over 200,000 applicants and their...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    A House of Commons select committee is expected to recommend a merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise in an attempt to streamline both organisations.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    A national intelligence unit set up by the government to attack organised benefit fraud is to combine the knowledge of the Inland Revenue, police and immigration authorities.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Computer services group EDS has reached an agreement with the dominant civil service union PCS to harmonise terms and conditions for more than 3,000 employees working for the company across eight...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Three executive agencies have been forced to take urgent action to improve their services as a result of a critical report from the Public Services Productivity Panel.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The public sector has failed to get behind the New Deal in the same way as business, Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett said this week.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Partnerships UK, the successor body to the Treasury Taskforce, may yet take an equity stake in Private Finance Initiative projects, MPs were told on Wednesday.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    National park authorities are angry over the government's failure to fund their Best Value audit costs.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    The governors of Pimlico School have called for an urgent meeting with ministers and demanded a public inquiry into the planned Private Finance Initiative scheme earmarked for the school.

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