Tag Archives: Open Public Services

Open Public Services and the Voluntary Sector


The National Council for Voluntary Organisations together with a number of partner organisations have published a collection of think pieces and case studies sharing the voluntary sector’s experiences of the Open Public Services agenda. It is primarily concerned with the payment by results model and with the sector’s role as […]

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If Cameron turns on the charm, he should take care not to blow his opening lines


John Lehal, managing director of Insight Public Affairs, last week wrote in an article for the Guardian website (“A Year on, it’s time for a charm offensive on open public services”) that private sector involvement in policing was a key test of the Government’s ambition for public service reform and […]

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How will the voluntary and community sector fare under a choice based framework for public services?


Giving users of public services a choice of provider is one of the central pillars of the Government’s ‘Open Public Services’ agenda. The recently published update paper (“Opening Public Services 2012”) set out new measures to increase choice and control for service users. As a minimum the Government will be […]

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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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