independent sector


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independent sector

[‚in·də′pen·dənt ′sek·tər]
(computer science)
A device on some punched-card tabulators that allows only the first of a series of similar data items to be printed and prevents printing of the rest.

independent sector

generic term for the private and voluntary sectors, distinguishing them from the public sector, especially in relation to PRIVATIZATION associated with THATCHERISM.
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Working in the independent sector offered dancers opportunities for growth and fulfillment; they appreciated the autonomy, flexibility, and freedom that the independent career afforded, as well as working with new people across roles and disciplines.
The board and staff of Independent Sector extend our condolences and gratitude for a wonderful legacy to Bob's family.
But he added: "I have become increasingly concerned about a range of pressures facing the independent sector and particular problems facing one of the largest independent providers of residential care in Northern Ireland.
She advised on the first competitive sale of an entire NHS trust, the first dual track procurement and the first franchising of a hospital to the independent sector.
Mr Millar said: "The minister need only look at these figures to see that the independent sector is already being used to prop up weekend cover right across Wales.
The idea of more collaboration between the independent sector and the NHS has the endorsement of a leading health union official who said it should improve standards of patient care.
Charting Impact, a program that enables nonprofits to report their progress, growth and effectiveness, has been integrated into the GuideStar Exchange, according to an announcement last week by BBB Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar and Independent Sector.
The council has revised its independent sector fees which will come into force in October.

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