Archives for September 22nd, 1998

YEAR 2000 FIGURES CHALLENGED

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 September, 1998

New survey material seems to challenge recent criticism of local government for its poor performance in beating the so-called Millennium Bug.The Government’s recent quarterly report on the problem, backed with information from the Audit Commission, compared local government’s progress poorly to that of other public sectors.

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NEW TARGETS FOR MAGISTRATES

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 September, 1998

Youth justice agencies have been set targets to speed up their ability to deal with young offenders.The Government says the time taken to deal with a young offender should be halved from the current 142 days.The joint Home Office/LCD circular, “Measuring Performance to Reduce Delays in the Youth Justice System”, also offers advice on identifying both potential difficulties and good practice.

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