Archives for July 10th, 2001

MODERNISING LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 10 July, 2001

Stephen Byers, the new Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, has shed more light on plans to modernise local government finances.He has promised a white paper in the autumn which he says will give freedom and flexibility to high performing councils, and tighten controls for councils who do not deliver.

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MILBURN DRAWS THE LINE ON PRIVATE NHS

Headlines, PublicNet: 10 July, 2001

The Health Secretary, Alan Milburn has sought to clarify the Government’s thinking on how much further private sector involvement there should be in the NHS.It comes after public airing of concern by NHS bodies about talk of  ‘franchising’ and the potential privatisation of sections of the service seen to be failing.

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