Archives for September 2010

LONDON HOUSEHOLDS THREATENED BY BENEFIT CHANGES

Headlines, PublicNet: 22 September, 2010

More than 82,000 households in London could lose their homes due to housing benefit changes. A survey of landlords by London Councils shows the real impact the government’s proposed changes to the housing benefit system will have on some 250,000 people in the capital.

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STRATEGIC PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Book News, PublicNet: 22 September, 2010

By Howard R Balanoff and Warren Master

Complex management issues in the public sector cannot be adequately addressed with limited, short-term fixes. Strategic, well-conceived approaches are crucial to meet the long-term need of the organisation’s.

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COUNCILS URGED TO EXPLORE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TO GENERATE REVENUE

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 September, 2010

Councils have been given examples of business opportunities that have been developed to generate revenue and urged to explore ways to use their expertise and resources to benefit council tax payers.

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SURVEY REVEALS OLDER PEOPLE LIKELY TO BE HIT BY DOUBLE WHAMMY

Headlines, PublicNet: 20 September, 2010

Budget cuts by councils are likely to result in higher charges for older peoples’ services and eligibility criteria will be tightened. These are the main findings from a survey by Counsel and Care, a national charity working with older people.

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TACKLING CRIME WITH REDUCED FUNDS

Abstracts, PublicNet: 20 September, 2010

This programme is now available to view on localgov.tv the online television channel for public service modernisation. It looks at community safety and the way in which councils can innovate to find new ways to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

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WARNING ON DANGER OF RAPID REDUCTION IN PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 September, 2010

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has warned that swift reductions in public sector jobs will harm the economy. It calls for the cuts to be implemented in a way that minimises adverse effects on the government’s wider objectives for growth, jobs, welfare to work initiatives and public service reform.

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ON LINE LEARNING CUTS EDUCATION BILLS

Headlines, PublicNet: 17 September, 2010

The cost of teaching children who are unable to attend mainstream schools because of educational, behavioural or medical needs, can be slashed by introducing live online learning.

A report by Accipio Learning reveals that local authorities could halve the costs of alternative provision and still significantly boost the achievement of children who cannot learn in mainstream schools. The report outlines how a typical local authority could slash the average cost. Expenditure on traditional methods of teaching children out of school, like home tuition, can cost up to £40 per hour and with transport costs included, the amount authorities spend on alternative provision each year can run into several millions of pounds.

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UNDER PRESSURE IN ADULT SERVICES

Features, PublicNet: 17 September, 2010

By Arlene Adams

By 2026, 40 per cent of the UK population will be over the age of 50, and councils must now start to consider effective methods of reducing costs, whilst maintaining high service standards. The author explores the importance of addressing and negotiating cost savings without reducing quality. She suggests looking to other industry sectors to find the answers.

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UNION HITS BACK AT CLAIMS OVER COUNCILS’ PRODUCTIVITY

Headlines, PublicNet: 16 September, 2010

The leading public sector union has hit back at claims in a recent report that productivity in local government does not match up to the private sector. UNISON said the study by consultants, Knox D’Arcy was misleading, unrepresentative and unhelpful.  

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COMMISSION CALLS FOR A RADICAL RE-THINK OF PUBLIC SERVICES

Headlines, PublicNet: 15 September, 2010

Society has changed radically from the mid 20th century age of William Beverage, but the approach to public services has not kept abreast of the changes. 21st century change is moving rapidly and it is imperative to re-think how public services will be provided to meet future needs. This is the key message from the Commission on 2020 Public Services, an independent charity, which has published a report charting the way forward.

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