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Mutual option proves contentious for London boroughs: Public Finance

Posted on June 15th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  Mutual option proves contentious for London boroughs   by Paul Gosling   Self-help, mutual insurance style, has been a long standing feature of local government. Municipal Mutual dominated the.. read more

The riddle of Northern Ireland’s education policy: Public Finance

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  The riddle of Northern Ireland’s education policy   By Paul Gosling   “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”, was Winston Churchill’s description of the Soviet Union.. read more

Northern Ireland public sector faces swingeing job cuts: Public Finance

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  Northern Ireland public sector faces swingeing job cuts   by Paul Gosling   Over 33,000 jobs in Northern Ireland’s public sector face the axe, some 15% of the total,.. read more

Counter attacks: Public Finance

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

Counter attacks, by Paul Gosling The Post Office is trying to slash its local branch network but residents are up in arms and councils are rushing to the rescue. So.. read more

Question of balance: Public Finance

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

Question of balance, by Paul Gosling The government could find itself caught out by its own fiscal rules if the delayed introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards means that Private.. read more

Public service or private equity?: Public Finance

Posted on June 6th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  Public service or private equity?   by Paul Gosling   The contentious world of private equity might seem a planet away from the public sector – but it isn’t… read more

Sick leave in Northern Ireland civil service: Public Finance

Posted on May 31st, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  Sick leave in Northern Ireland civil service   by Paul Gosling   Sickness absenteeism in the civil service is more than a third higher in Northern Ireland than in.. read more

First in Line: Public Finance

Posted on May 29th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  First in line, by Paul Gosling Peter Robinson is happy to talk about his work as Northern Ireland finance minister. But Ian Paisley’s resignation means he’s going to have.. read more

End of the line for the PFI?

Posted on April 27th, 2007 · Posted in Public Finance

In the early days of New Labour, the Private Finance Initiative was seen as the only game in town for funding major public sector projects, but the Metronet crisis could.. read more