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  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Doctors who come under police investigation or are subject to complaints about their performance could face immediate suspension under proposals being considered by the General Medical Council.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    The targets announced by Tony Blair for the government's use of the Internet are under review and could be toughened following criticism that they are too general and vague.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Housing associations have been promised lighter regulation and less bureaucracy as the Housing Corporation studies new ways to cope with the growing number of registered social landlords (RSLs).
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    A new video featuring ethnic minority civil servants will be taken into local communities to try to change Whitehall's 'all white' image, Cabinet Office minister Mo Mowlam announced this week.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    The development of health and social services in Northern Ireland has been halted with the return of political uncertainty in the province.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Weak and substandard procurement practices that have already cost the Ministry of Defence more than £60m could be the tip of the iceberg, a report from the National Audit Office revealed this week.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    More than 100 MPs have called for an investigation into allegations that the elderly suffer discrimination in the health service.
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Cabinet secretary Sir Richard Wilson this week admitted there was scope for changing the way government departments are funded, and that they could even consider bidding for money from a central 'pot...
  • Public Finance
    10 Feb 00
    Public Finance editor Victor Smart is leaving to edit the business monthly Management Today .
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Education Secretary David Blunkett has ordered government intervention into the education authority in his home town of Sheffield after it was slated by Ofsted inspectors.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Westminster City Council has appointed a new director of finance in the final stage of its plan to split the roles currently occupied by Bill Roots.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    By Maria McHale Education leaders have warned the government that its standards agenda will suffer if councils are forced to fund in full the 3.3% teachers' pay rise announced this week. Education...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn has sought to draw a line under the prime minister's ill-judged comments on health spending last month with a conciliatory message that big money will be pumped into the...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Procurement in the public sector is 'laborious' and dominated by traditional payment methods, according to Public Finance readers.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    French, Italian, Portuguese and Belgian environment ministers were gathering in Brussels this week to back calls for 'Car-Free Day 2000' to be extended across the European Union. The launch on...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    The City of Naples' search for a private partner to relaunch the southern Italian spa resort of Terme di Agnano has been narrowed down to two Italian consortiums, both with interests in the leisure...
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Keele University has become the first higher education institution in the UK to use a bond to finance the refurbishment of its student accommodation and pay off its debts.
  • Public Finance
    3 Feb 00
    Ministers will lead a robust reaffirmation of government policy at Labour's Local Governance conference this weekend when they will tell local authorities in blunt terms to 'reform or die'.
  • 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
    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
    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'.

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