It seems central government no longer regards equality as a priority – and that makes the role of local commissioners more crucial than ever, says Matthew Jackson
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The ability of voluntary and community sector organisations to represent and support marginalised groups has been seriously damaged. Equality must return to the top of the agenda, says Debra Allcock Tyler
In our latest article on the UK’s ageing population, Simon Hobbs and Alan Hatton-Yeo argue that if we are to harness the potential of older people we need to recognise individuality and encourage a voice and real influence
We have to accept the result and move on but we now need to move into a phase where we explain what local government achieves and what we would lose should power be placed in the wrong hands.
At a time when mainstream bank lending is ever harder to come by and exploitative lenders are burgeoning, CDFIs can, with the right kind of sustained and strategic support, play a pivotal role in supporting less-well-off communities and the economic recovery of the nation.
In our Living Labs Global Award programme, we are working with 21 global cities to articulate some of their most pressing problems as an opening for new technologies, business and service models to offer solutions.
It is heartening to note that parts of the private sector are prepared to play a role in these tough economic times.
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
As we move towards an outcome focus in policy, it is important that procurement and commissioning practice follows suit. This means monitoring the benefit that procurement spend and supplier activity brings to local economies and priorities – and giving the suppliers the basis by which they can demonstrate economic and social value.
Simon Parker examines the impact of the public sector cutbacks and the repercussions for 2012