Posts Tagged: Big society

Is payment by results compatible with the big society?

Small, local charities –  lynchpins of the big society –  could lose lifelines of funding under the government’s payment-by-results plans for solving social problems.

The government wants organisations that work to attain social outcomes, such as reducing re-offending, getting the unemployed into work or delivering recovery from drug addiction, to be paid according to the results they achieve. But if there is enough money to be made from payment-by-results contracts, large companies will sweep the board and many charities could be left without funding.

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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.

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