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  • 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...
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone could improve the health of the capital's poorest people, even though the Greater London Authority will not provide health services, the King's Fund said this week.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    Globalisation presents economic challenges to local authorities while raising the expectations of the electorate, according to Sir Michael Lyons.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    A cross-party group of MPs has refused to accept the government's revised proposals to partially privatise the defence research laboratories, warning that they are based on a 'wing and a prayer'.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The National Audit Office has finally been allowed to glimpse the hallowed halls of the Royal Household with its first report into the costs of maintaining the royal palaces.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    Local authority officers should publish full reports of executive decisions taken in private, a constitutional expert told the CIPFA conference.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    Chancellor Gordon Brown and Home Secretary Jack Straw are at loggerheads over the tax status of two crime-fighting organisations, according to correspondence submitted in the High Court.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The Rural Services Partnership (RSP) has called on the government to include its demand for a 'rural round-table' as one of the recommendations in a white paper due to be published in the summer.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The costs and benefits of projects run by regeneration bodies should be independently audited in future, according to the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
  • Public Finance
    22 Jun 00
    The government has expanded the specialist schools programme and published research showing that such schools are raising standards faster than their mainstream counterparts.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Outsourcing company CSL has held on to its benefits contract with Sheffield City Council, in spite of its continuing failure to meet its targets.
  • Public Finance
    15 Jun 00
    Integration of health and social services in England came a step closer this week as Health Secretary Alan Milburn announced a new post amalgamating the positions of chief executive of the NHS...

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