Posts Tagged “public services”

“Central government is basically a publishing house.”

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2014

Here’s a telling excerpt from Matthew Taylor’s – Tony Blair’s head of strategy, now chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) – blog-post on public service reform: Observance of Chatham House rules requires me to protect the source (…)

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Ed Miliband’s “People Powered Public Services”: some interesting ideas lurk beyond the bland

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2014

I read Ed Miliband’s Hugo Young lecture on the train home last night to save you the trouble. No need to thank me. Actually there are some good parts to it, which I’ll come onto. And if you want to share my pleasure the full text is available here. However, I’d suggest skipping the first […]

Will Tory Barnet's 'Ryanair Council' model backfire?

by Stephen Tall on August 29, 2009

There’s been plenty of reaction to yesterday’s Guardian story in which Tory-controlled Barnet council revelled in their plans to adopt the practices of no-frills airlines like Ryanair in their delivery of local services: Barnet wants householders to pay extra to (…)

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