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  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Criminal justice agencies are wasting up to £85m a year by failing to work together effectively, MPs have claimed.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Local authorities remain concerned about the financial burden of coping with asylum seekers, despite news that the government will support newcomers who are not entitled to benefits.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 00
    Leader of the Commons Margaret Beckett has rejected claims that the government manipulates the selection of MPs for select committee posts to ensure minimum opposition from backbenchers.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has slammed the Ministry of Defence's management of major equipment procurement projects following a critical report from the National Audit Office.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    Democracy activists in Liverpool are launching a campaign for a directly elected mayor in the city.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    In a manoeuvre which is bound to antagonise the Department for Education and Employment, the LGA has teamed up with the Capita Group to launch its own consultancy service to shore up beleaguered...
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    MPs have severely criticised the Treasury for its failure to respond to the recommendations of last year's urban task force.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The Local Government Association has condemned Conservative Party plans to bypass local education authorities as 'barmy'.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The government's vision of town halls delivering services to the public via the Internet and digital TV will fail without further funding, local government leaders have warned.
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    The Local Government Association's Labour group has won approval for a series of key policy amendments from Labour's National Policy Forum (NPF). The amendments were put forward to the NPF, which was...
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 00
    Government plans to introduce an 'electronic shopping mall' to buy stationery and other staple items through on-line catalogues have been abandoned.
  • 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.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Greater local freedom is the way ahead for the health service, according to NHS Confederation chief executive Stephen Thornton.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    After 58 illegal Chinese immigrants were found dead in a lorry at Dover, the Home Office revealed that Chinese people top the list of asylum seekers trying to enter Britain.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The Blair government's determination to downgrade local authorities in favour of control from Whitehall has been likened to Soviet-style centralist rule by the leader of the Local Government...
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Alastair Campbell, the prime minister's press secretary, has effectively taken over from Mo Mowlam as 'Cabinet enforcer', according to Whitehall sources.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The government should acknowledge that rationing of services is required within the National Health Service in order to boost public confidence in state-run health care, according to an influential...
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The Prison Service is £1m better off following a refinancing of the sector's first Private Finance Initiative deal, the contract to build and run Altcourse Prison in Liverpool.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    The government must adequately fund the proposed 'right to roam' network or local authorities face a crippling financial burden, the Liberal Democrats have warned.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Ken Livingstone launched a blistering attack on central government's domineering attitude towards local authorities at the LGA conference.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    A root-and-branch overhaul of Scottish local government is set to be triggered by the publication this week of the Kerley report on regenerating local democracy.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    A Scottish Parliament committee has strongly criticised a consultation document on spending issued by finance minister Jack McConnell.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Health Secretary Alan Milburn is to use his speech to the NHS Confederation conference on June 30 to announce an additional £60m investment in information technology for the NHS.
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 00
    Home Secretary Jack Straw has criticised local authorities for ignoring requests for accommodation to house asylum seekers as part of the national dispersal scheme.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The row over whether the NHS should be given full responsibility for the care of the elderly resurfaced this week as the Local Government Association claimed an Audit Commission report backed the...

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