Archives for February 12th, 2008

COUNTIES SWITCH OFF LIGHTS TO CUT CARBON

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 February, 2008

Local authorities are switching off street lights in trials that could cut carbon missions and save on energy bills. One motoring organisation has raised concerns about safety risks but the councils believe there are no increased risks and that cutting lighting will help in the fight against global warming.

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STUDY HIGHLIGHTS IMPACT OF COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME

Headlines, PublicNet: 12 February, 2008

An independent study says the two billion pound New Deal for Communities programme has led to real improvements in people’s lives and bridged the gap between some of England ’s most deprived neighbourhoods and the rest of the country. The study by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University also found local people were more satisfied with the communities.

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PUBLIC SECTOR AUDITING

Book News, PublicNet: 12 February, 2008

By Sir John Bourn

Drawing on 20 years experience as Comptroller and Auditor General, and head of the UK National Audit Office, Sir John Bourn gives his own account of the role and influence value for money auditing has in holding governments to account and in helping public bodies improve the ways in which they deliver services.

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