Monthly Archives: April 2012

Will Open Public Services succeed?

The Coalition Government has published its first progress report on its reforms to public services (“Opening Public Services 2012” (PDF document)) since last July’s Open Public Services White Paper (PDF document). The key developments are: – An independent review to look at how choice can be extended to make sure […]

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Taking Community Budgets Forward

Community Budgets were introduced in October 2010 as part of the Spending Review with the aim of bringing different national and local funding streams together into a single local funding pot and, by doing so enabling various different local agencies, local authorities included, “to redesign services around the needs of […]

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National Audit Office report – the introduction of the Work Programme

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a report on the introduction of the Work Programme. Its key findings include: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has introduced the Programme in just over a year and while its quick introduction has had benefits it has also increased risks. The NAO […]

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