Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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SHARING CARING

Charities urged to share resources

The Welsh Government is reviewing how it works with and funds the third sector. Communities minister Huw Lewis said the government wanted to hear from charities how they could work in partnership in the current economic climate. He said the relationship had not been reviewed for five years, there had since been 'significant changes', and it was now 'even more important' to co-ordinate resources.

LAWS OF ATTRACTION

UK pensions to help fund housing

Scottish ministers are campaigning to get UK pension funds to invest in building houses. Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has agreed to work with Homes for Scotland to attract additional finance for housing investment. A project team will work on a government-funded study to identify barriers to attracting funds.

REMUNERATION REVIEWS

Councillor allowances scrutinised

A review of councillor allowances has been established by the Northern Ireland Executive ahead of local government reorganisation in two years' time. …

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