Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Thursday, 12 January 2012
The Failure of the Big Society
The Guardian covers some of the problems of charities here. I don't think the article fully gets across that the government's policies are contradictory. There is all the rhetoric about the "Big Society", but changes to procurement and the search for economies of scale mean that an increasing share of public funding is likely to go to commercial operations that have the scale and expertise to bid for big contracts.