Archives for May 31st, 2000

CONCORDAT CLARIFIES TERRITORY

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 May, 2000

The new Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) have come to an agreement with local councils about the way forward in tackling the task of improving regional prosperity.A concordat has been signed, agreeing common objectives and joint interests.

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OUTSOURCING PFI DEAL SHOWS THE WAY

Headlines, PublicNet: 31 May, 2000

The National Audit Office (NAO) has praised the detail of a partnership arrangement in which almost the entire staff of a government department were transferred into the private sector.Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, has scrutinised arrangements between National Savings and Siemens Business Services (SBS), following the ground-breaking arrangement.

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SUPPORTING ACTION ZONES – EARLY MESSAGES FUTURE PLANS

Book News, PublicNet: 31 May, 2000

Research findings from the Local Government Association’s Supporting Action Zones initiative reveal innovation and improvement in the zones as well as identifying shortcomings. Three key messages have emerged for all involved in zones including, central government, councils, health authorities, local partnerships and Government Regional Offices. There is too much prescription. The resulting stifling of innovation can be countered by allowing short term experimentation. Secondly, a framework is necessary to co-ordinate local activity, and local strategic partnerships appear to offer the best approach for success. Finally, a core role for the zones should be influencing mainstream programmes. The real lessons from the zones must be what they tell us about using mainstream resources more effectively.Published by LGA Information ISBN 1 84049 164 7. Tel: 020 7664 3131

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