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  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The government has set aside £20m to help schools introduce the new pay and performance system, schools standards minister Estelle Morris announced this week.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The Commons Committee of Public Accounts has castigated those responsible for the chaos over immigration applications which caused 'enormous personal distress to over 200,000 applicants and their...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    A House of Commons select committee is expected to recommend a merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise in an attempt to streamline both organisations.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Gordon Brown has huge room for manoeuvre between tax cuts, spending increases and debt repayment, according to the annual unofficial guide to the chancellor's budget options published this week by...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Housing associations are being asked to provide new management data for the Housing Corporation, to tie in with the introduction of Best Value in local authorities.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    A national intelligence unit set up by the government to attack organised benefit fraud is to combine the knowledge of the Inland Revenue, police and immigration authorities.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Computer services group EDS has reached an agreement with the dominant civil service union PCS to harmonise terms and conditions for more than 3,000 employees working for the company across eight...
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Three executive agencies have been forced to take urgent action to improve their services as a result of a critical report from the Public Services Productivity Panel.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    The public sector has failed to get behind the New Deal in the same way as business, Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett said this week.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    National park authorities are angry over the government's failure to fund their Best Value audit costs.
  • Public Finance
    27 Jan 00
    Partnerships UK, the successor body to the Treasury Taskforce, may yet take an equity stake in Private Finance Initiative projects, MPs were told on Wednesday.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    The governors of Pimlico School have called for an urgent meeting with ministers and demanded a public inquiry into the planned Private Finance Initiative scheme earmarked for the school.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Though few NHS managers would deny nurses and doctors their inflation-busting pay awards, the government's acceptance of the review bodies' recommendations has given them an almighty headache.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Whitehall's poor management skills were highlighted again this week with the publication of two reports which call for vastly improved financial management at both the Ministry of Defence and in the...
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Andrew Dilnot, director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies and a beady-eyed monitor of public spending plans, is a leading candidate to head the government's revamped statistics service.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Finance managers have warned that the NHS could be in 'serious difficulty' if it has to fund the inflation-busting pay awards announced this week without further cash from the government.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Inaccurate income support and jobseekers allowance payments by the Benefits Agency totalled almost £1bn in 1998/99, figures published by the National Audit Office have revealed.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Effective community strategies will be at the heart of achieving Best Value in housing, local authorities were told this week.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Labour's political reform of local government faces its strongest grassroots opposition yet with elected members of a London council threatening unlawful action.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Housing associations could face tougher risk management controls under plans being considered by the Housing Corporation.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Councils are to be given financial incentives to encourage them to detect housing benefit fraudsters.
  • Public Finance
    20 Jan 00
    Representatives of the Confederation of British Industry came under fire this week from a member of the Treasury select committee's inquiry into the Private Finance Initiative.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Police forces in England and Wales could lose 300 officers as a result of a Treasury decision not to allow the National Crime Squad and the National Criminal Intelligence Service to claim back their...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Gren Folwell has been re-elected as CIPFA's honorary treasurer for 2000/01 in the first contested election for the post in living memory.
  • Public Finance
    13 Jan 00
    Health minister Lord Hunt has defended the government's pioneering advice service, NHS Direct, from accusations that it is clogging up A&E departments with flu victims.

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