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2014/07/29 09:48
2014/07/29 09:48
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Feature On 18 September, the people living in Scotland will vote in a referendum to decide if we should to slice the top off Great Britain and create a separate country. If that happens, and once the...
2014/07/29 09:48
2014/07/29 09:48
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2014/07/28 15:08
2014/07/28 15:08
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The GRTU said today it was disappointed that the Education Ministry had abandoned the Smart Card scheme and would be giving students financial grants directly into their bank accounts instead. The...
2014/07/28 14:56
2014/07/28 14:56
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Taxpayers may have to foot a £700m bill after the government reportedly failed in its legal battle with Fujitsu over the firing of the Japanese IT company from the NHS's disastrous National Programme...
2014/07/28 12:42
2014/07/28 12:42
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What happened? Between 2011 and 2014, the Cabinet Office and the Big Lottery Fund allocated grants of more than £2m to the government's Big Society Network and its charitable parent arm, the Society...
2014/07/26 10:51
2014/07/26 10:51
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The Charity Commission is examining whether Cabinet Office funding for a childhood obesity project was used to pay down the debts of a linked company, the Independent reported. It is also seeking...
2014/07/25 17:08
2014/07/25 17:08
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Hundreds of thousands of pupils could end up with less room to play outside because a squeeze on school places has meant classrooms are being built on playgrounds and playing fields, it has been...
2014/07/25 16:44
2014/07/25 16:44
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The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Shashi Kant Sharma took over as member of the United Nations board of auditors. Sharma took over the charge from Liu Jiayi, Auditor-General of the...
2014/07/25 09:39
2014/07/25 09:39
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The taxman’s Aspire IT contract will come in at more than twice original estimates because he ‘lacked commercial rigour’, such as by paying over the odds for work he didn’t initially...
2014/07/24 21:09
2014/07/24 21:09
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Gordon Edge, director of policy at Renewable UK, said this sum would fund just one typical 500 megawatt offshore wind farm “which is significantly less than we need”. There are five offshore wind...
2014/07/24 07:09
2014/07/24 07:09
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Only this week it emerged that the Home Office wasted £350 million on an immigration computer system that had to be abandoned. Also this week, a report from the National Audit Office warned of serious...
2014/07/23 13:13
2014/07/23 13:13
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He was concerned that in the past Ukip’s members of the European Parliament had refused to participate in most of what went on there as a way of showing how much they disagreed with it. He pointed...
2014/07/23 07:23
2014/07/23 07:23
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The Government might be asking for your help pretty soon. They have lost 175,000 people and no doubt they will be asking if we can help find them. How can you lose 175,000 people…? Easy, according...
2014/07/22 21:56
2014/07/22 21:56
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HMRC's Aspire outsourcing contract has cost almost twice original estimates because HMRC has commissioned more work than originally anticipated - despite warnings from the National Audit Office (NAO)...
2014/07/22 17:23
2014/07/22 17:23
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MPs from the Commons business, innovation and skills select committee are sounding the alarm after finding out that government forecasts suggest that around 45 per cent of student loans taken out will...
2014/07/22 17:08
2014/07/22 17:08
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The National Audit Office has proposed that an IT business impact analysis and risk assessment exercise be carried for an IT business continuity plan for the Employment and Training Corporation to be...
2014/07/22 13:50
2014/07/22 13:50
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The Home Office frittered away hundreds of millions of taxpayer pounds on a botched tech project designed to manage immigration and asylum applications, a National Audit Office report has...
2014/07/21 23:51
2014/07/21 23:51
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Billions lost in ‘black hole’ of student loans THE future of the student loans system is under threat because of government miscalculations and problems collecting billions of pounds in overdue...
2014/07/21 08:13
2014/07/21 08:13
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THE Queensland resources industry has claimed a study revealing dredging doubles the risk of coral disease does "not change much" for managing port developments near the Great Barrier Reef. Released...
2014/07/18 09:12
2014/07/18 09:12
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... earthquake in Whitehall, not many dead" – or so the headline this week might have read. In fact, here were only two (metaphorical) casualties: the head of the civil service, Sir Bob Kerslake,...
2014/07/17 23:05
2014/07/17 23:05
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Audit disputes: Sydney's Gary Kurzer is suing the Tax Office for nearly $6 million. Photo: Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media Some of Australia's "high-wealth individuals" have found it pays to take on the...
2014/07/29 09:48
2014/07/29 09:48
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