Archives for January 27th, 2003

HOUSING TRANSFER BRINGS REGENERATION BOOST TO LIVERPOOL

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 January, 2003

Merseyside is getting a multi-million pound regeneration boost with the transfer of nearly 13,000 homes on Liverpool’s Eastern Fringe to new housing associations.The first of the three transfers taking place over the next few weeks, saw 2,833 houses in the south zone of the Eastern Fringe transferred to Lee Valley Housing Association, which will carry out a 35 million pound repair and modernisation programme during the first five years.

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REPORT WANTS COUNCIL VOTES FOR 16-YEAR-OLDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 27 January, 2003

The Scottish Parliament’s Local Government Committee is calling for young people to be allowed to vote in local government elections from the age of 16. It also wants the age at which people can become councillors to be reduced to 18.Its report, ‘Renewing Local Democracy’, follows an inquiry lasting nearly six months and includes a raft of recommendations aimed at modernising local government and making it more relevant to local people.

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A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION? INVESTORS IN PEOPLE AND THE LEARNING ORGANIZATION

Abstracts, PublicNet: 27 January, 2003

By E. Bell S. Taylor and R. Thorpe.Investors in People (IiP), the state-sponsored workplace training initiative, has been interpreted as a tool which managers can apply towards developing a learning organization. This paper seeks to evaluate the validity of this claim on the basis of a qualitative study of six case-study organizations which explore the social and micro-political aspects of IiP from the viewpoints of senior managers, personnel and line managers and employees involved with the standard.

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