Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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* Birmingham City Council is looking to recruit workers from the failed MG Rover plant at Longbridge. The authority is holding two open days this month specifically for Rover staff, and a further 'mini-recruitment' drive scheduled for next week has also been widened to accommodate them.

* The government-funded Sussex Safety Camera Partnership has made £750,000 in two months from a single temporary speed-trap at roadworks on the A27. Figures for 2003/04 showed that the organisation made almost £1.5m from fines on motorists.

* A report by consultants for Gwynedd Council in North Wales has questioned benefits claimed for the expansion of Pwllheli marina. The draft study said fewer jobs would be created and that non-Welsh speakers moving in could have an impact on the language.

* An unnamed, senior Unison official employed by Walsall Borough Council has been dismissed for gross misconduct. …

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