Archives for May 16th, 2001

ANALYSIS OF CONSERVATIVE MANIFESTO PLANS

Headlines, PublicNet: 16 May, 2001

The Institute of Fiscal Studies has given a lukewarm reception to the financial promises in the Conservative Party’s manifesto.The IFS has promised to provide analysis of all the major party manifestos as they are published.

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HEADTEACHER IS PUBLIC SERVANT OF YEAR

Headlines, PublicNet: 16 May, 2001

A Headteacher has been named as the first ever Outstanding Public Servant of the Year for his personal achievement in turning around a challenging school in Birmingham.The announcement was made at an awards ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London LAST NIGHT. The event was organised by Public Finance magazine and backed by CIPFA and the Cabinet Office. Nine other people received recognition for their outstanding contributions to public services.

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A REGIONAL FUTURE FOR THE UK CIVIL SERVICE

Abstracts, PublicNet: 16 May, 2001

Janice McMillan and Andrew MasseyThe civil service role in the Westminster model is to inform and implement central government policy. The authors argue that extensive public sector reforms and changes in UK governance mean that the Westminster model no longer provides an explanation of how government works. Regional Development Agencies may come to reflect the individual regions, rather than follow a central pattern. Further development of Government Offices for the Regions may result in full- scale integration of other central departments including NHS, Ministry of Agriculture and the Home Office. This would support the goals of modernizing government.

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