Published: 17th Feb 2011

The Big Society is big news at the moment. With Nat Wei shrinking his involvement and Liverpool City Council terminating theirs, David Cameron this week re-launched his vision live on television. And on the same day the Cabinet Office announced its social investment strategy. It comes a week after the banks said they would provide £200m of finance for the Big Society Bank. It’s all quite exciting, really. At least it would be, if we had a clue. Amid the hype, spin and general furore, it’s hard to work out what is going on and what the Big Society really is all about.  But it seems to me that there are two key strands – the community aspect and the Big Society Bank. The community aspect is about asking us to step up to the plate, volunteer by running schools, shops and health centres etc. We are all expected to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)