Exempting operators from paying business rates will also help.
Posts Tagged: Public Services
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.
Sunder Katwala: You get what you pay for with immigration control. Voters want more – which means higher spending
The need for extra resources will not go down a storm with Hammond. But if we want a system that is effective, fair and trusted, we should resource it accordingly.
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.
The fourth in a series of policy briefings.
The arguments need to be made again, not for the benefit of rich people but for the benefit of everyone in the UK and around the world.
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.
I’m proud of the progress we’re making towards providing proper support to this most valuable institution, but there is more to do yet.
A stress on character is at the heart of the reforms which Cameron described yesterday and which Gove is implementing.
Steve Hughes: Osborne’s record. Some progress on the deficit. Slower going on rebalancing. But now he has a chance to deliver.
The second piece in our mini-series on whether the Chancellor is achieving the rebalancing of the economy he wants.
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.