Archives for February 12th, 2002

MAKE FAMILIES A TAX PERK AGAIN

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 February, 2002

The right-leaning Centre for Policy Studies has produced a report warning that government policies towards families are contributing to increased child neglect, social disintigration and failure to combat child poverty.’Broken Hearts – Family decline and the consequences for society’ argues that family stability is suffering a remorseless decline. It says that in Britain today there are more children born outside marriage, more teenage pregnancies and more children in poverty than at any time in history. Britain has the highest divorce rate in Europe, the highest proportion of teenage pregnancies in Europe; and the highest proportion of lone parents in Europe.

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FRESH START FOR FOUR NHS TRUSTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 February, 2002

Four failing NHS Trusts, which have not made significant improvements since last September, will have their management franchised to other NHS organisations.The Government says that in this instance the first four franchises will go to what it describes as ‘the best NHS managers’. The chief executive job at these trusts will go to proven NHS managers on a three year term, starting as soon as April.

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