Opinion

  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 09
    CONOR RYAN | Politicians are eager to fly the flag for giving more power to local bodies. But any move towards this must be driven from the centre
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 09
    NIGEL DONOHUE | Public sector organisations can help construction firms take on more trainees and avoid potential shortages in the future
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 09
    JOHN THORNTON | Public organisations really can find cost-saving changes by looking afresh at what they do
  • Public Finance
    16 Jul 09
    JUDY HIRST | It’s all very difficult. That seemed to be the gist of Health Secretary Andy Burnham’s speech, as he launched this week’s long-awaited green paper on care for older and disabled people
  • Public Finance
    15 Jul 09
    RAY JONES | As a social services director for 14 years until 2006, I carry the scars and bruises. Some were self-inflicted, because of the personal pain I felt from having to increasingly ration...
  • Public Finance
    13 Jul 09
    The breathtaking cheek of the bankers, the CBI and their chums in the Taxpayers’ Alliance demanding a public sector pay freeze is enough to drive a union maid far beyond distraction
  • Public Finance
    9 Jul 09
    Chancellor Alistair Darling’s quiet revolution in City regulation turned out to be, well, quiet
  • Public Finance
    9 Jul 09
    IAN MULHEIRN | The banking white paper fails to address the causes of last year’s financial collapse and should focus more on rules and less on regulator discretion
  • Public Finance
    9 Jul 09
    The National Audit Office’s review of financial management has reassured the Home Office it’s on the right track
  • Public Finance
    9 Jul 09
    Having a code of ethics becomes even more important in a tough economic climate, to defend against outside pressures
  • Public Finance
    9 Jul 09
    MIKE THATCHER | For some months now, politicians of all hues have been avoiding the trillion-pound question: what would you cut in order to get debt levels down and the public finances back on track?
  • Public Finance
    7 Jul 09
    David Cameron has been vying with the government in the battle to be nastiest to quangos
  • Public Finance
    6 Jul 09
    I saw this morning that the University of Teesside is trumpeting on the Guardian’s website that its degree is worth, on average, £117,000
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    I am confused as to how Kent County Council‘s initiatives differ from the London Borough of Brent’s involvement in the London Authorities Mutual Limited
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    I note the Local Government Pension Scheme is consulting again about putting up employee pension contribution rates
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    The cover story ‘Capital punishment’ included the assertion: ‘It is widely believed that the capital schemes most likely to go ahead are transport programmes, such as toll roads'
  • Public Finance
    3 Jul 09
    The recent white papers - Building Britain's Future and on education – once again focus on systems, structures and strategies. It's all just so 1970s
  • Public Finance
    2 Jul 09
    MELISSA BENN | The government has been falling badly behind in the popularity stakes. But the new education white paper is earning it brownie points
  • Public Finance
    2 Jul 09
    IAIN MACWHIRTER | The Calman report on Scottish devolution has surprised its critics and will likely speed major constitutional reform
  • Public Finance
    2 Jul 09
    ANDY SAWFORD | Councils have gained a local government secretary who wants to defend and extend their role. But he’ll have to win over Whitehall
  • Public Finance
    2 Jul 09
    MIKE THATCHER | It was a good week for those who prefer their public services to be run by the state. Not only did the government announce it was taking over the East Coast Main Line rail franchise,...
  • Public Finance
    30 Jun 09
    GILL HUNTER | The government’s plans for citizen empowerment set out in Building Britain’s Future have rightly grabbed media attention, but it’s by focusing on public sector innovation that the...
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 09
    CARL EMMERSON | In Prime Minister's Questions last week Gordon Brown and David Cameron clashed over the government's plans for spending on investment in public services
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 09
    STEVE FREER | One of the many interesting contributions to the CIPFA conference came from Philip Hammond, the shadow chief secretary
  • Public Finance
    29 Jun 09
    MIKE THATCHER | It seems that innovation is the new buzzword for the public sector. With money tight and getting tighter, we all have to look for fresh ways to deliver services. Thinking the...

Pages

Top