Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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* Death rates from cancer and heart disease fell over the past decade in England, according to new statistics. Cancer mortality rates among the under-75s dropped by 15.7%, while deaths from cardiovascular disease were down by 35.9%. The Department of Health said a total of 200,000 lives had been saved.

* The Association of London Government has rebranded itself as London Coundls. Chair Merrick Cockell said the organisation needed a strong identity to distinguish ft from other organisations. It is important that the voice of London's coundls is heard above others/ he said.

* Ipswich Hospital NHSTrustisina poor financial position and unlikely to break even, according to the Audit Commission. The trust had been forecasting a deficit of £4.2m for 2005/06, but fts actual deficit was £16.7m. …

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