Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

Magazine article Public Finance

Coming Up

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Inspectors at the National Audit Office are examining the effectiveness of school-based teacher training programmes. Last year's education white paper included plans to increase the proportion of teaching training provided by schools. The NAO study will consider whether such training routes offer good value for money and whether they will continue to do so when expanded. The report is scheduled for publication in spring 20 12.

COUNCIL CHARGES

How much councils Charge for services is one of the topics that will come under regular scrutiny from Audit Scotland under its rolling programme of inspection. Auditors will consider how charges for services are set; to what extent they are based on the unit cost of providing the service; the accuracy of income forecasts from charging; and the extent to which councils are ielyingon charging to bridge funding gaps.

JOBS SCRUTINY

In Northern Ireland, auditors have examined the performance of Invest Nl, which has spent al most £1. …

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