Magazine article Public Finance

News: In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

News: In Brief

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* Peter Neyroud has been appointed chief executive designate of the new National Policing Improvement Agency, Home Secretary Charles Clarke has announced. Neyroud is currently chief constable of Thames Valley Police and will take up his new post in January.

* The government spent more than £157m on advertising over the past year, making it the third biggest spender behind corporate behemoths Unilever and Procter & Gamble. The Conservatives demanded an inquiry into the spending and questioned its appropriateness in an election year.

* The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has become the first government department to sign up to the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme, in an effort to become more energy efficient Twenty FTSE 100 companies and 45 local authorities are already members.

* Water industry regulator Ofwat is to investigate irregularities by Southern Water. …

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