Posts By: David Robinson

The case for early action has been well made

It seems that almost every charity makes the savings case these days – invest a modest sum in education/resettlement/ youth work and save much more. It reads well, but who believes it? The Prime Minister didn’t raise many hopes at the parliamentary liaison committee last week when he said: “If you say to the Treasury,… Read more »

The Big Society Bank should settle for nothing less than £5bn from the bankers

Rumours in Westminster and the City suggest a deal in the making: the banks make a significant payment to the Big Society Bank. In return, ministers shelve ideas about new taxes and restricting bonuses. I have some advice for the negotiators. Firstly, this is likely to be a very good deal for the bankers. Five… Read more »