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'
It is the largest payout to anyone in the country this year under the Government's Local Public Service Agreement scheme.
The government has set targets in 12 key areas and will reward the authority with an increased budget depending on how well it does in meeting the demands set out in the local public service agreement (LPSA).
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.
Across England and Wales latest performance shows that 1.44 million offences were brought to justice in the year to June 2007 - above the 1.25 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.
If business crime is specifically addressed as a problem then this will go some way to bringing down crime levels to meet the Home Office's PSA (public service agreement) reduction target of bringing overall crime levels down by 15% by 2007-08.
One of the Government's public service agreement targets is to increase participation in sport.

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