Archives for August 15th, 2001

INITIAL FINDINGS OF TEACHER WORKLOAD STUDY

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 August, 2001

The DfES has been criticised in an official study for adding to the burdens of overworked teachers.PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) have released initial findings from their study on behalf of DfES into working practices and workload for teachers

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TEMPORARY WORKERS GETTING SHORT-CHANGED?

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 August, 2001

The TUC is challenging the Government to prove its commitment to a work-life balance for all – not just to those with high-demand skills.It has conducted a survey which reveals a two tier temporary workforce emerging: those in high skilled, high tech sectors who are able to ‘play the field’ and a growing band of those at the lower end of the labour market who are often paid less, get worse terms and conditions and are worried about their job security.

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A NEW APPROACH TO LOCAL COUNCIL AUDIT

Abstracts, PublicNet: 15 August, 2001

The arrangements for auditing the accounts of parish, town and community councils in England and Wales are in need of reform. The cost and regulatory burden of the current regime are disproportionate to the amounts of public money involved. At the same time, the Audit Commission’s existing audit suppliers have found the work wholly uneconomic. The paper proposes that local councils should be divided for audit purpose into three tiers.
Full audit will continue for the 41 largest local councils. The 500 other councils with income or expenditure in excess of 100,000 pounds will be subject to an intermediate audit, based on the independent examination that the Charity Commission applies to charities with an annual turnover up to 250,000 pounds. The 85% of councils with income or expenditure below 100,000 pounds will receive a very basic audit, involving a high-level analytical review, for which they will pay only a low, fixed fee.

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