public service reform
Our politicians are in a bit of a quagmire in terms of domestic policy. The June election kick-started an important debate
Over the last few decades, all governments have seen their stewardship of public services as requiring them to introduce/adopt more and more practices and the language of commercial businesses.
During the EU Referendum campaign, Michael Gove famously claimed that Britons "have had had enough of experts". The quote
The General Election discussion on the role of businesses in the delivery of public services should be welcomed by those
The role of the state at least in terms of the organising, funding and delivery of public services will undoubtedly be a
Many in the voluntary and community sector instinctively and ideologically reject the neo-liberal love of markets and competition
The contemporary cliché that the "one constant is change and will be change" is tired and overused but nevertheless true.
So public service mutuals are already serious players in the public service market place - but with the momentum now building (not to mention support from the incoming PM), mutuals could be set to play an even bigger role. Exciting times ahead.
My biggest fear is that the referendum result will totally monopolise the time and energy of Ministers and MPs. As a country we cannot afford to slip into another period of nothing happening on the public service reform front. The public would not thank Westminster politicians for three years of nothing but Brexit.
The Big Lottery Fund's report and initiative on "The Future of Doing Good" is both timely and challenging. As the Government