Archives for July 19th, 2007

COUNCIL LEADERS ‘MUST RISE TO CHALLENGE’ OF REGIONAL DECISION MAKING

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 July, 2007

COUNCIL LEADERS ‘MUST RISE TO CHALLENGE’ OF REGIONAL DECISION MAKING

 

Senior local authority figures believe the Government could have done more in its sub-national Review of Economic Development to free councils to take the lead in generating prosperity. Meanwhile a think-tank has called on the leaders of local councils to rise to the challenge of leading regional decision making.

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CALL FOR MORE EFFECTIVE MEASUREMENTS TO BOOST NHS PERFORMANCE

Headlines, PublicNet: 19 July, 2007

More needs to be done to measure the effectiveness of treatments given to NHS patients as a way of promoting improved performance according to a report today which says more sophisticated patient outcome data would act as an incredible spur to performance. The research has been conducted for the centre-right think-tank, Policy Exchange.

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SALARY SURVEY

Book News, PublicNet: 19 July, 2007

The 2007 National Management Salary Survey from the Chartered Management Institute and Remuneration Economics shows an average increase in earnings of 5.3 per cent, down from 5.7 per cent in 2006. At 5.6 per cent employees in the public sector enjoyed the third highest industry pay rise. The smallest, 2.6 per cent, was awarded to employees in the transport and logistics sector. The Human Resources sector was at the top of the ‘pay rise league table’ with 5.9 per cent.The findings show average total earnings for managers in the public sector of 37,456, pounds compared to 47,449 pounds across the whole of the UK. The figure places managers in the sector as the lowest ‘industry earners’. Those in the pharmaceutical sector are the highest earners in actual terms with 50,525 pounds. In regional terms, the top earning managers are London-based, with 54,808 pounds and their take home pay represents a 29.9 per cent difference against the lowest paid managers in Northern Ireland with 38,399 pounds.

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