Archives for May 5th, 2006

THE E-EFFICIENCY AGENDA

Features, PublicNet: 5 May, 2006

The e-government target to get public services online by the end of 2005 was met with minor exceptions. E-government has now given place to t-government, transformational government. This article contributes to the debate about how local government can be transformed. It argues that new communication networks, which bring together voice, data and broadcasting, are a key feature in reshaping services and promoting widespread sharing of facilities.



FINALISTS NAMED IN SEARCH FOR PUBLIC SECTOR HERO

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 May, 2006

Six finalists have been named in the first Local Government Channel and LGA Employee of the Year Awards for public sector workers in England and Wales. The competition was launched to raise awareness of and celebrate the work of frontline local government staff.Sir Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, Chairman of the LGA, who headed the panel that drew up the shortlist, said, “We were really impressed with both the number of applications that we received and the calibre of the people being put forward by their colleagues.”

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STUDY SEES ROBs, HEWs AND SALs IN ‘MUDDLE CLASS’ BRITAIN

Headlines, PublicNet: 5 May, 2006

More people in Britain regard themselves as middle class according to new research that also shows a huge wealth gap between the middle and working classes but suggests that the traditional demarcations are breaking down. The ‘Middle Britain’ report is published today by Liverpool Victoria, the country’s biggest friendly society.The report shows that just over half of the population say they are working class and 43 per cent see themselves as middle class, a rise of 44 per cent since 1966. The researchers predict that by 2020 more British adults will regard themselves as middle class than working class. The study, carried out by the independent think tank The Future Foundation, reveals a gap of more than 104,000 pounds in individual wealth. This is in spite of the fact that working class people’s disposable incomes have risen in the last 20 years, to a level where, even after discounting inflation, they are higher than middle class salaries of the 1980s.

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