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  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    An 'apocalyptic' future awaits Scottish water authorities if forthcoming competition legislation does not protect them against the 'cherry-picking' of their lucrative industrial contracts, an...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    A new magazine went on sale in British hospitals this week, with the aim of raising an extra £5m to make patients' stays more comfortable. The team behind feelgood hope that sales of their glossy mix...
  • 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
    25 Jan 01
    According to the Home Office, the UK has a proud tradition of providing a safe haven for 'genuine' asylum seekers.
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has pledged an extra £100m for the government's neighbourhood renewal fund, doubling the amount of money being given to deprived areas next year. The money is in...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    Cemeteries, it appears, have become perilous places. According to the Association of Burial Authorities, the problem is the gravestones themselves: one in ten, it says, is a public danger. Crumbling...
  • Public Finance
    18 Jan 01
    More than 40% of government services are now available electronically, and this figure is set to reach 75% by 2002, according to statistics released this week by the Cabinet Office. This puts...
  • Public Finance
    11 Jan 01
    Local authority and NHS leaders this week called on the government to give district councils the right to scrutinise local health services.
  • 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
    11 Jan 01
    Unison has agreed to suspend strike action in Scottish local authorities after securing a number of 'guarantees' from employers which could lead to a £5 an hour minimum wage for workers.
  • Public Finance
    11 Jan 01
    Public Finance readers who know their ISPs from their HTMLs will be keen to take part in a major analysis of electronic government being undertaken by the magazine. They will also get the chance to...
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    The government has denied that schools around the country are suffering from teacher 'famine'
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    London local authorities are to demand emergency funds to support refugees amid signs that the government's national dispersal scheme is faltering
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Plans by four councils to experiment with all-postal ballots to increase voter turnout at local elections could be scuppered by the imminent General Election
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Staff at the London Borough of Hackney are to escalate their industrial action against the drastic cuts the council has drawn up to tackle its financial crisis
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Local authorities hoping arm's length management companies will prove an attractive alternative to the wholesale transfer of council housing may face a tortuous journey setting one up
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced an £87.5m boost for cancer care this week
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    A year-long mass vaccination programme that cost £20m has prevented 50 deaths from meningitis C and almost completely eradicated the disease, the Department of Health said this week
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Unison, Scotland's largest public service union, has launched an attack on the Scottish Executive's plans to introduce competition to the water industry
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Police authorities are warning of a tight year ahead despite the seemingly generous 10% funding increase announced in November
  • Public Finance
    4 Jan 01
    Andrew Foster has received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours List
  • Public Finance
    14 Dec 00
    A registered social landlord placed under supervision by the Housing Corporation is being provided with an overdraft guarantee to protect tenants while it seeks a new partner.
  • Public Finance
    14 Dec 00
    The Scottish Executive has pledged to improve its budget process following a report by an influential committee of MSPs voicing 'serious concern' over the arrangements for the scrutiny of spending...
  • Public Finance
    14 Dec 00
    Trade union demands for a £1,000 pay rise for every council employee in England and Wales would cost local authorities £800m per year, according to their representative body.

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