Business leaders in Bristol have published their vision for the city. It’s all about breaking out of short-term political cycles and taking a long-term view, John Savage tells Clare Goff
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John Houghton revisits the problem of empty homes and calls for imaginative local solutions as regeneration winds down and resources dry up
Jennifer Worth’s work offers a chance for practitioners in every part of provision, from education and health providers to housing and town planning professionals, to consider afresh what the world looks like from the vantage point of the most vulnerable.
Then this week I realised that this metamorphosis of the newspaper industry is in fact a metaphor for Big Society. How many organisations do you know, working in education, health or social care that find themselves facing these same pressures?
Laissez-faire localism doesn’t put communities in the driving seat. It leaves them to clear up the mess after others have driven over them.
When Cameron says he wants to cut the benefits bill by £18bn he’s pointing directly at incapacity benefit claimants: he wants those lard-ass fakes off the sick. The use of the phrase ‘dependency culture’ now comes smeared with contempt, yet it is the result of a deliberate policy to sweep the unemployed under the carpet.
Skills within the workforce are too often neglected – particularly among the lowest paid, argues Paul Sissons. It’s a lose-lose situation for workers, employers and the government
The serious message: how difficult is it to live on JSA and how impossible is it to save enough money on it to start your own business?
One of my projects for 2012 is to investigate the impact of cultural-led regeneration on local communities and economies, primarily (but not exclusively) in coastal towns.
The pressure to demonstrate added value in public procurement is growing. Steve Malone explains how a new alliance is harnessing the spending power of social landlords