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  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    New social landlords set up following stock transfers from local councils are being warned against relying on former housing department staff to fill their leading posts.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Public sector trade union Unison has hailed the collapse of a £100m deal between Kent County Council and Hyder Business Services as a watershed in public-private partnerships that could ultimately...
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    NHS managers are on course for another row with doctors as the opening shots in next year's pay round were fired this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Local government officials have welcomed tough new targets on cutting air pollution but are seeking government help in implementing them.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Years of financial mismanagement and political chaos have earned the London Borough of Hackney the dubious distinction of being the first local authority to face a central government takeover.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Sir George Young, the former transport and housing minister, is the early front-runner to replace David Davis as chair of Westminster's principal audit body, the Public Accounts Committee but...
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Transport unions claimed they were misled by London Underground chiefs after a company with one contract already in the bag won a second one to manage the Tube under the public-private partnership.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Business leaders are demanding that the government keeps its promise to overhaul radically the 'failing' planning system in its forthcoming green paper.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Airline bosses have met Transport Secretary Stephen Byers to discuss the crisis in the industry following last week's terrorist attacks on the US. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have urged the...
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Imagine a massive disaster occurring in the UK and the political response being led by a councillor. Impossible.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Birmingham looks set to become the battleground for directly elected mayors, with both sides claiming victory in this week's consultative referendum.
  • Public Finance
    20 Sep 01
    Council leaders have urged the government to find time for legislation to introduce the promised changes to the capital controls regime.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Local authorities could be faced with bills of millions of pounds to clear up old landfill sites, following a recent report in the British Medical Journal which suggested a link between birth defects...
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Heart and lung transplant patients who died at a south London hospital could have survived had they been treated elsewhere, an investigation by the Commission for Health Improvement said this week.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Senior CIPFA officers met local government minister Nick Raynsford this week to press for important changes to the Best Value regime and to discuss other issues concerning councils.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The proposed shake-up of the Ofsted inspection regime unveiled by chief inspector of schools Mike Tomlinson has been given a ringing endorsement by the Local Government Association.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Birmingham City Council has been criticised by its own watchdog for evicting a blind man who had fallen behind with his rent payments.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The government's £2bn New Deal for Communities programme is helping to cut crime rates and boost the local economy in some areas, the first annual review has shown.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    A Scottish NHS Trust behind a flagship Private Finance Initiative hospital is threatening to make 200 staff redundant in an attempt to cut costs.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Plans to implement a new model for Private Finance Initiative projects in the NHS have been put on hold while the Department of Health carries out a review of its legality.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Local authorities fear they may be excluded from crucial decision-making after housing associations dominated a government programme to provide low-cost housing for more than 11,000 key public sector...
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    Fierce clashes over the government's privatisation agenda were averted this week with the early closure of the Trades Union Congress in Brighton, but union activists warned that they would press...
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The Whitehall watchdog, the Commons Committee on Standards in Public Life, is considering imposing stiffer codes of conduct for ministers and special advisers.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    It is unlikely that large numbers of English NHS patients will be sent for treatment to other European Union countries in the near future, Public Finance has learned.
  • Public Finance
    13 Sep 01
    The Northeast will be the focus of the campaign for directly elected mayors, with Prime Minister Tony Blair's constituency Sedgefield confirming that it will join three other neighbouring boroughs...

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