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Councils to be asked to adopt business-style audit

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Hundreds of councils and other authorities spending more than £6.5 million a year are to be able to adopt a business...

Auditing shake-up ‘set to cost £120m,’ say MPs

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 MPs today published a report revealing that the government faces a £120 million bill to abolish the Audit Commission. The House...

Pickles plans no audit for £2bn of public spending

Thousands of public bodies to escape scrutiny of their expenditure By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 "The current arrangements for local audit... are inefficient and unnecessarily centralised" - Grant...

Audit reforms threaten higher costs to councils

By David Hencke | 7 July 2011 Larger authorities face increased costs because of the reforms to the auditing of local government proposed by Eric Pickles, communities secretary. Hundreds...

Saddam rejected US-Soviet peace plan over Kuwait

By Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 America and the Soviet Union failed with their secret peace plan to avert the war with Iraq over Kuwait after Saddam Hussein rejected...

Bush Snr demanded secrecy for peace bid to Baghdad

By Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 US president George Bush senior only agreed to back the Soviet peace bid to Iraq over Kuwait if the background to it was...

America agreed Gorbachev’s bid to ‘sound out’ Saddam

By Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 US president George Bush senior agreed to a Soviet attempt to “sound out” Saddam Hussein over a possible peace...

Gorbachev’s peace plan for Saddam over Kuwait

By Pavel Stroilov | 30 June 2011 Moscow wanted to link the Israel-Palestine conflict to a peace deal with Saddam Hussein to secure Iraq’s withdrawal...

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