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… 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 »