Public Sector Net Debt

This note provides estimates of Scotland’s historical notional share of UK debt interest payments and public sector net debt.   Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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Responding to challenges and change – An overview of local government in Scotland 2013

Councils face tougher challenges in the year ahead, particularly in dealing with budget pressures, says the Accounts Commission in its annual overview report. Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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The New Homes Bonus

The NAO believes a review of the New Homes Bonus scheme is essential to ensure the Department understands the substantial financial risks to local authorities.   Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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NAO report on Police procurement

Police forces in England and Wales could make savings by working together to improve their buying power for essential goods and services. Read the report here... (Continue reading)

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Public Accounts Committee publishes report on NHS efficiency savings

The Public Accounts Committee today publishes its 39th Report of this Session which, on the basis of evidence from the Department of Health, examined progress in making NHS efficiency savings. Read the report HERE... (Continue reading)

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Economic and fiscal outlook charts and tables – March 2013

The Economic and fiscal outlook appears in spring (alongside the Budget) and autumn. It sets out forecasts for the economy and the public finances over a five year horizon and assesses whether the Government is on course to hit its... (Continue reading)

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Budget 2013 Document

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Budget to Parliament on 20 March 2013. Read the Budget HERE... (Continue reading)

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Select Committee on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The UK has yet to recover from the deepest recession in decades. In an effort to boost the economy, the Government are pursuing an export-led recovery, key to which is stimulating small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) which are already... (Continue reading)

Capital funding for new school places

In 2011/12, 6.8 million 4- to 16-year-olds attended state-funded schools in England, 3.9 million were in primary schools, 2.8 million in secondary schools, and 78,000 in special schools. Around 600,000 children start reception classes in primary school each year. The... (Continue reading)

Major Capital Investment in Councils

A new report – Major Capital Investment in Councils – highlights the £27bn invested since 2000/01 on schools, social housing, sports and leisure centres and other projects. Councils paid for most of this using capital budgets with £4bn provided through private finance methods... (Continue reading)

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