Archives for August 3rd, 2006

CHOICE AND THE END OF SOCIAL HOUSING

Book News, PublicNet: 3 August, 2006

By Peter KingThis new study of social housing argues that all present government support for social housing, including Housing Benefit and subsidises paid to social housing providers, should be scrapped and replaced with a single means-tested cash benefit paid to those on low incomes.

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THIRD SECTOR STRESSES ROLE IN DOUBLE DEVOLUTION

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 August, 2006

THIRD SECTOR STRESSES ROLE IN DOUBLE DEVOLUTION

 

Sir Michael Lyons’ inquiry into local government offers an important opportunity for the ideals of double devolution to be realised and to strengthen communities, according to the formal response to the inquiry by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations. It has told the inquiry that the voluntary and community sector can play a key role in double devolution by helping local people to engage with their areas.

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COMMISSION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GOOD PRACTICE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Headlines, PublicNet: 3 August, 2006

COMMISSION REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GOOD PRACTICE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

A new report from the Audit Commission highlights examples of good practice in local government drawn from 17 corporate assessments of single tier and county councils carried out under the Comprehensive Performance Assessment harder test framework and annual use of resources assessments undertaken in all councils last year.

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