We should unleash the inner entrepreneurs among our nurses, social workers and librarians.
Posts Tagged: Public Service Reform
Mutuals and social enterprises in Liverpool and Manchester could be under threat.
The arcane and unnecessary distinction between private and public sector employees is the root of the problem.
These organisations have that strong public service ethos – but also employ the entrepreneurialism and commercial discipline of the private sector.
The new Prime Minister has acted quickly to ensure that crucial work can proceed.
Rediscovering the strong, municipal politics of the Nineteenth Century is the key to making Britain thrive in the Twenty First.
Joe Cawley: The Budget’s academies expansion. More centralised control – or more freedom and better results?
The academies plan could mark the start of a more effective, cheaper, de-centralised, responsive and accountable way of running the nation’s services.
Chris Wright: This isn’t austerity. It’s a correction. The sooner we embrace that, the sooner we can redesign better public services.
We should start by recognising that current public services are not quite fit for purpose, and that cuts afford us an opportunity.
Mark Field: As the Budget approaches, the storm clouds gather – and the long haul back to sustainable recovery goes on
For too long, millions of our fellow Britons have lacked the skills or consistent record of employment to justify their level of workplace earnings.
A stress on character is at the heart of the reforms which Cameron described yesterday and which Gove is implementing.
Samantha Callan: For better life chances we need stronger families. Here’s an action checklist for Cameron.
All parents who are struggling – in their relationships with each other or with their children – need to access the help they need as early as possible.
A better approach is to give schools more freedom to make their own arrangements.
David Gauke MP: We need reform as well as restraint – and the Chancellor’s statement will help to deliver both
In the last Parliament, we were able to reduce the cost of government substantially, with administrative budgets falling by 40 per cent. But we need to go further.
Sell outdated prisons and build new ones – the first step in Gove’s mission to reform the penal system
He is seeking as radical a change in prisoner rehabilitation as he delivered in education.
The Government must be bold in helping students grow from passive receivers of higher education into empowered consumers.