Archives for August 23rd, 2006

THIRD SECTOR COMMISSIONING TASK FORCE REPORT

Abstracts, PublicNet: 23 August, 2006

The Task Force report gives guidance for those involved in the commissioning, procurement, contracting and regulation of health and social care services across the statutory and third sectors.The report makes it clear that commissioners must be able to identify a diversity of providers based on quality, user need and value for money. Care is needed to ensure that smaller, vulnerable, community based organisations are not exposed to undue risk. Better commissioning of third sector organisations results in better commissioning overall and this should help to widen commissioning from a more diverse range of providers and so better meet the needs of the local community.

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DEBT RECOVERY SPEED-UP

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 August, 2006

DEBT RECOVERY SPEED-UP

 

Vehicles are often among the major assets of debtors, but recovering debt in this way can be time consuming and slow. A debt recovery service has been launched by Shergroup, a High Court enforcement agency, to help local authorities and other public bodies to track down debtor’s vehicles, with a view to seizing them and selling them at auction.

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CBI CALLS FOR MORE LOCAL CONTROL BY COMMUNITIES

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 August, 2006

CBI CALLS FOR MORE LOCAL CONTROL BY COMMUNITIES

 

A report from the Confederation of British Industries calls for local communities to be given more say over their public services. The report ‘Transforming local services’ says that empowering local people and creating responsive local services is achievable, providing that the practical issues of doing so are tackled properly.

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