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Budget 2010: Major public sector cutbacks are underway, however savings can still be delivered without hitting frontline services

The emergency budget has given us the first real indication of how and where the coalition’s major spending cuts are going to occur. Chancellor George Osborne has spelt out the agenda in recent weeks, explaining that, “decisive action to deal with Britain’s record budget deficit” , estimated to be running at £149 billion annually with a structural deficit of £113.5 billion- is the top priority or else the country is on the “road to ruin”. […]

The Savings Crisis: Where to Start?

Paul Seddon is a consultant for Expense Reduction Analysts, the UK’s largest cost and purchase management consultancy. […]

James saves the day with a beating

A wharehouse attached to Pingle Mill in Delph near Oldham was in danger of setting alight at the weekend. […]

Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell comments on the budget

Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell, who is also the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Finance and Resource portfolio lead, said: […]

Budget Comment: Professor Peter Latchford

-In the short term I recognise that steps must be taken to address the consequences of the recession. These understandably have been framed around a trade off between cuts in public spending and tax increases. […]

COAST & COUNTRY'S RECORD NUMBERS FOR LEARNING

A record number of Coast & Country Housing employees have been working towards qualifications in the last 12 months. […]

Government's attitude to public sector pay and pensions is worrying

The Government’s attitude to public sector pay and pensions is a worrying issue. David Cameron seems to be pushing councils awkwardly down a path they are already addressing. A reduction of payment in pensions will have a crippling effect on the economy and further increases in employee contributions will not serve as an effective solution. […]

i2 and World-Check Combine World-class Analytical Tools with World-class Intelligence

i2, the leading provider of intelligence and investigation software, has formed a formal partnership with leading risk intelligence specialist, World-Check. As a result, i2 customers can benefit from the ability to access highly structured information and create actionable intelligence faster. A new solution was announced here today at i2’s Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) User Conference. […]

UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES – UNISON REACTION

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures released today (16 June), Dave Prentis, UNISON’s General Secretary, said: -With unemployment on the up again it makes no sense to throw thousands more people on to the dole queues. […]

BOURNEMOUTH AND POOLE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER HONOURED WITH MBE

Chief Superintendent Lynn Hart has received a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to policing. […]

OFFICERS DELIVER DRINKS FOR HOSPICE RESIDENTS

Police have seized over 150 bottles and cans of booze from underage drinkers in a series of anti-social behaviour initiatives. […]

A Tale of Two Hacks:

The world of hacking has evolved into two major varieties: industrialized attacks and advanced persistent threats (APT). There has been a lot of discussion around the validity of APT recently some have even connected APT with panties. But APT is a real threat. So, what’s the difference between APT and industrialized hacking, and how should you respond? […]

Welfare to Work Scheme ' improving the lives of the long term unemployed

Rob Murdoch, Chair of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) welcomed the further clarity given today by the Government on how existing welfare to work schemes will be replaced by the single Work Programme. […]

Hungry grey whales face a 'prey crisis' , scientists warn

Scientists from the University of Bath have reported a dramatic fall in the number of grey whale sightings in British Columbia and are investigating the reasons for the disappearance of one of their main sources of prey. […]