Archives for January 8th, 2009

RESCUE SERVICES GET FUNDING TO PREPARE FOR MAJOR INCIDENTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 2009

Each of England’s 46 Fire and Rescue Services is to get extra funding to help them deal with major incidents, including acts of terrorism. The additional money is designed to bolster the services’ capabilities to rescue people from collapsed buildings and to undertake mass decontamination of the public.

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COUNCIL OFFERS HELP TO PUB LANDLORDS

Headlines, PublicNet: 8 January, 2009

A local council has stepped in to offer pub landlords help to ensure they can keep their premises open. Herefordshire Council is contacting licensees in the wake of the decision by Punch Taverns to offer 500 of its pubs for sale to licensees.

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WORLD-CLASS PUBLIC SERVICES: ENGAGING CITIZENS AND STAFF

Book News, PublicNet: 8 January, 2009

People expect more from public services and the higher expectations must be met despite a slowdown in the growth of public expenditure. The next spending round is going to be extremely challenging. This report from the Work Foundation looks at the challenge.

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