Archives for July 23rd, 2009

FROM TARGETS TO ENTITLEMENT POLL 17 JULY 2009 – FINDINGS

Features, PublicNet: 23 July, 2009

To what extent will an entitlement disperse power to service users?

Little. No difference. Great deal.
All categories 45% 26% 28%
Council members 45% 33% 22%
Council officers 30% 30% 40%
Civil servants 50% 0% 50%

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MORE POWER FOR LOCAL COUNCILS IN THE PIPELINE

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 July, 2009

Local councils are to be given more power and responsibility in proposals announced by Communities Secretary John Denham. The council will become the point of scrutiny for all local public services and it will be able to influence the spending of public bodies in their area.

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GAP BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR ABSENCE WIDENS

Headlines, PublicNet: 23 July, 2009

A sharp decline in employee absence in the private sector has seen the gap between public and private sector absence widen from 2.6 days per employee per year to 3.3 days.

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THE EDGELESS UNIVERSITY

Book News, PublicNet: 23 July, 2009

By Peter Bradwell

This report from Demos argues that British universities will lose their leading international standing unless they become much more radical in their use of new technology.

British universities occupy four of the top ten world rankings and the UK is one of the top destinations for international students. But The Edgeless University suggests that a slowness to adopt new models of learning will damage this competitive edge.

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