Public services policy

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Revealed: only 10 of Boris Johnson’s promised 40 new hospital projects have planning permission
Conservatives on course to break flagship NHS pledge as cost of replacing crumbling wards and operating theatres soars

Michael Savage and Shanti Das

04, Feb, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Britain has missed out on £400bn of growth since 2010, says TUC
Tories blamed for creating economic ‘doom loop’ that fails to recognise negative impact of spending cuts

Phillip Inman

02, Feb, 2023 @8:54 AM

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Public health groups urge Rishi Sunak to widen free school meals programme
Junk food levy could fund meals for 800,000 more children and young people in England, experts tell PM

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

02, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Ministers and unions dig in amid widespread strike action across UK
Little prospect of breakthrough as strikes hit schools, trains, universities and border posts

Heather Stewart, Richard Adams and Peter Walker

01, Feb, 2023 @6:42 PM

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Wednesday briefing: A guide to the numbers behind the strikes
In today’s newsletter: With almost 500,000 workers expected to walk out today and months of industrial action ahead, here’s a look at the scale of the issue and the impact of real pay cuts

Archie Bland

01, Feb, 2023 @6:54 AM

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Department of Health wasted £15bn on unused Covid supplies, watchdog finds
National Audit Office finds ‘extraordinary waste’ along with failures of governance, oversight and financial controls

Rachel Hall and Denis Campbell

26, Jan, 2023 @7:25 PM

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Scotland may have to rethink free university places pledge, analysis shows
IFS says if Holyrood’s health and climate policies remain in place other public spending will also suffer

Phillip Inman

26, Jan, 2023 @12:24 PM

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Probation officers failed and Zara Aleena was murdered. You need to know why
Look at Jordan McSweeney: he should not have been free to attack her. But also look at a collapsing system that puts all women at risk, says New Humanist editor Samira Shackle

Samira Shackle

24, Jan, 2023 @3:16 PM

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Don’t keep calm and carry on: how Britain got a furious new attitude
For 13 years, the country has lived with the pain and deprivation of Tory cuts. But now everyone is getting organised, going on strike and saying: no more

Zoe Williams

24, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Gordon Brown warns of Tories ‘testing the water’ for two-tier healthcare
Sajid Javid idea to charge patients would undermine NHS and fail to tackle entrenched poverty, says former Labour prime minister

Peter Walker Political correspondent

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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This attempt to cut the pay of public servants offends a basic British sense of fairness | Will Hutton
The revered philosopher John Rawls had it right: most citizens believe that the government has an obligation to create a just society

Will Hutton

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Jeremy Hunt led calls for big pay rise for NHS nurses last summer
Chancellor, as chair of select committee, signed off report saying it was ‘unacceptable’ that nurses were struggling to feed families

Toby Helm Political editor

22, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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