Archives for July 18th, 2001

OPTIMISING VALUE

Book News, PublicNet: 18 July, 2001

By Alison Graham and Jane SteeleNew research by the Public Management Foundation provides clear evidence that doctors and managers in the NHS share the same goals and values. For both groups, the main motivation for doing their jobs is to improve the health of patients and the community This report analyses what 120 senior staff have to say about the motivations that drive them, about their job satisfaction and about their expectations of the future in the NHS.

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TECHNOLOGY STARTING TO IMPACT ON REVENUE DEPARTMENTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 July, 2001

Customs and Excise and the Inland Revenue are changing the way they collect revenue in response to the growth of the world wide web. The rapid increase in on line betting has reduced the importance of national frontiers and opened the way for bookmakers to operate on a global basis This has prompted some UK bookmakers to operate from off shore sites to avoid payment of betting duty. The response to this development will be the
replacement of betting duty by a tax on gross profits of bookmakers in October. The change was due to be introduced in January 2002, but because Customs and Excise has made rapid progress with implementation plans it will be introduced 3 months early.

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NEXT GENERATION IDEAS FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 July, 2001

Education and Skills Secretary Estelle Morris has announced plans to develop a new schools innovation unit to search for radical new ways to deliver higher standards in primary and secondary schools. The unit will work with successful schools in developing new ideas for raising standards and improving the way schools work and it will help schools and teachers lead the process of reform.The unit will be a catalyst for generating fresh thinking and it will evaluate radical approaches to teaching, learning and school management. It will feed out information to heads teachers on what works best.

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