The government doesn’t have an easy road ahead, but, it must use the LGRR to make the difficult decisions for growth. Policymakers should avoid overcomplicating the reforms and should not be afraid to be bold.
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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.
Participatory Budgeting is a fantastic antidote to the constant trickle of consultation over policy matters that have little relevance to people’s lives. It’s real, practical and meaningful. It gives people a say without requiring them to take over a service just to have a say over how it’s delivered.
So participatory budgeting can be an important step in the quest for that elusive holy grail of fairness. In hard times, it helps people distinguish between spending that is wasteful and necessary investment.
The Big Society has always been painted as an antidote to big government, but what about the economics? Damian Tissier argues it could equally be about the end of big business and our obsession with the market
With public sector funds pulled the government is pitching the private sector as the future of regeneration. But is it doing enough to ensure private coffers will flow and are businesses willing to make the leap towards greater responsibility? Clare Goff reports
Just where are these areas of underemployment and high council house numbers that people can now opt to move to?
David Cameron reckons Dan Thompson is exactly the sort of person that can help make Britain great again. Austin Macauley meets the man behind #riotcleanup
Timebanking has gained traction and won many plaudits in the last decade. But can it move into the mainstream? Clare Goff reports
With concerns about the depth of cuts to youth services and a recognition that the government’s forthcoming youth policy is unlikely to come with additional funding attached, there are huge question marks over how this support is going to be sustained in the long term.