Simon Parker examines the impact of the public sector cutbacks and the repercussions for 2012
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Understanding complexity or networks won’t change an uncertain and gloomy future. It’s hard to know what is coming or what the response should be. But this approach may help we us become ready and agile.
While the economy continues to struggle, over £1.2bn of money earmarked to help stimulate some of England’s least prosperous regions is lying unspent, and no one seems to be shouting out about it. The money comes from the European Regional Development Fund which is meant to help promote investment growth and jobs in those regions (more…)
Mr Pickles’ manipulation of finance can only be compared to those people who used to operate at fairs and markets with cups and balls… the reality of the immediate cuts required will mean that we will be providing a worse service, whether it is in adult social care or collecting the bins.
The People’s Budget is a new campaign to help community groups get a much bigger say on the money decisions of councils and other local statutory organisations.
We need to get better at recognising, naming and dealing with tension, especially over the next few years as local budgets and programmes are further cut back. In this context, the worst strategy is to ignore local tensions or wish them away, until the day they mutate into sudden and violent conflict.
Restructuring is occurring at the local level and decisions made in the coming years will determine whether communities and local economies sink or swim.
Each year staff at the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) nominate projects and initiatives that have achieved positive local change. Clare Goff takes a look at the three winners.
If policy-makers and practitioners cling on to the old model in the vain hope of miraculous recovery, then the only outcome from the current crisis will be the morbid symptoms of decline.
The early evidence of some cuts suggests that community-based regeneration might be a less resilient model than was previously suggested or promised.