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Watchdog warns over £10bn of Whitehall ‘savings’ | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine

Watchdog warns over £10bn of Whitehall ‘savings’ | Public Finance — official CIPFA magazine | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it
The National Audit Office has said it is unable to verify £10bn of government savings claimed by the Cabinet Office in the 2012/13 financial year due to uncertainties in the data used by departments to monitor spending.

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13 chances to influence government policy [by Policy@Manchester]

13 chances to influence government policy [by Policy@Manchester] | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it

Academics and researchers at all stages of their careers should use their expertise to help scrutinise and inform the process of government policy making.

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Academics and researchers at all stages of their careers should use their expertise to help scrutinise and inform the process of government policy making.

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Ministers and Mandarins: Time for Change?

Ministers and Mandarins: Time for Change? | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it
The IPPR report on "Accountability and Responsiveness in the Senior Civil Service: Lessons from Overseas" is a welcome contribution to a debate that has been bubbling away for some time now about t...

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Event : Policy Engagement Workshops: Parliament | Policy@Manchester | The University of Manchester

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'From Boys to Men' research goes from The University of Manchester to the Government | Policy@Manchester | The University of Manchester

'From Boys to Men' research goes from The University of Manchester to the Government | Policy@Manchester | The University of Manchester | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it
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A great story of world-class and life changing research in the issue of domestic abuse making it's way to the central goverment and heing heard by policy makers.

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A great story of world-class and life changing research in the issue of domestic abuse making it's way to the central goverment and heing heard by policy makers.

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Jack Mintz: How to pay for urban infrastructure - Financial Post

Jack Mintz: How to pay for urban infrastructure - Financial Post | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it
Financial Post Jack Mintz: How to pay for urban infrastructure Financial Post And even if governments do not want to charge for public services, the private sector could construct and maintain infrastructure with a payment received from the...
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Sunday Politics North West: 30/06/2013

Sunday Politics North West: 30/06/2013 | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it
Andrew Neil and Arif Ansari with the latest political news, interviews and debate.
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Professor Colin Talbot on Sunday Politics North West being interviewed about public spending.

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Accountability and responsiveness in the Senior Civil Service - Publications - Inside Government - GOV.UK

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CPP Seminar: Colin Talbot - News – Cambridge Public Policy

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Colin Tablot's CPP Seminar at The University of Cambridge

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Budget 2013: Osborne to unveil extra £2.5bn in cuts

Budget 2013: Osborne to unveil extra £2.5bn in cuts | Public Policy UK | Scoop.it

The government is to announce further spending cuts in Wednesday's Budget, with the savings going to large-scale infrastructure projects designed to boost economic growth.

Most Whitehall departments will have to cut 2% of their spending over the next two years, amounting to about £2.5bn.

But health, schools and HM Revenue & Customs budgets will be unaffected.

The cuts come on top of the 3% spending reductions announced for the next two years in last year's Autumn Statement.

In its 2010 spending review, the government originally announced departmental spending cuts averaging 19% - equivalent to £81bn - up to 2014-2015.

Chancellor George Osborne told his colleagues of the new austerity measures at Tuesday's cabinet meeting.

Overseas aid will also be shielded from the cuts, while local government and police budgets will be protected for the first year...

Budget 2013: Osborne to help those 'who want to get on' (BBC) http://ves.cat/dZUT

Budget 2013: George Osborne to raise tax-free allowance (The Guardian) http://ves.cat/dZSL

Budget: Tax threshold will rise to £10,000 to 'help hard workers' (The Independent) http://ves.cat/dZSU

Budget 2013: pound rises ahead of Budget (The Telegraph) http://ves.cat/dZUY


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