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Can Whitehall trim the fat?

In David Brownsey-Joyce on June 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

News that Francis Maude is creating a centralised procurement team for UK Government departments has David Brownsey-Joyce wondering whether this idea will actually save the predicted amount or whether civil servants will resist to keep their financial independence. Read the rest of this entry »

Should the Proposals to Reform Business Rates Go Further?

In Stefan Houghton on April 6, 2011 at 9:35 am

Local authorities do not set business rates, just collect the receipts. Eric Pickles proposes authorities should have more independence in how councils tax and spend, Stefan Houghton thinks he could go further. Read the rest of this entry »

Live: Budget 2011

In Newswire on March 23, 2011 at 10:40 am

Political Promise’s favourite day of the year: the Budget. Our live coverage will detail all the main points, all the analysis from our writers and readers and the wider blogosphere.

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