public service agreement


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public service agreement

An agreement between central (UK) government and its departments that sets out standards and levels of public services—e.g., education, fire service, healthcare, police service, social services, utilities (electricity, gas, water) and waste management—for which departments are held accountable.
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Public service agreement delivery agreement 12: improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
3) Public Service Agreement 5 (PSAS) aims to: 'Achieve a better balance between housing availability and the demand for housing, including improving affordability, in all English regions while protecting valuable countryside around our towns, cities and in the greenbelt and the sustainability of towns and cities'
Clr Pinnock went on: "What we seek to do through the Local Public Service Agreement is stretch ourselves to try and meet more robust targets of service than would normally be the case.
Sure Start's Public Service Agreement 2001-2004: Technical Note.
The Public Service Agreement 2010-2014 provided for an annual report focusing on the savings generated from the deal brokered last year.
Mr Sadiqi's claim, under the Human Rights Act, argues that goals set by a Public Service Agreement (PSA) in January 2001, had the effect of "putting on hold" older applications to meet targets on new applications.
25 million required by the Public Service Agreement and an increase of 44 per cent since March 2002.
Indicators from the recent public service agreement (6) will be used to measure progress after three years:
Public Service Agreement, which places a heavy emphasis on delivering against local priorities in partnership and on the need to improve the confidence of local communities in the police and other agencies.
One of the Government's public service agreement targets is to increase participation in sport.
Clr Kath Pinnock, leader of the council and chair of the wider Kirklees Partnership, said today: "This is the second round of the setting of targets through the Local Public Service Agreement.
For example, the 1998 Public Service Agreement for 80% of 11-year olds to achieve the expected level 4 in English by 2002 was still not attained in 2004,

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