Category Archives: Spending cuts

The Impact of the Localism Bill on Future Site Provision – One Big Fat Gypsy Accommodation Problem

 As the fifth and final episode of the Channel 4 series Big Fat Gypsy Weddings aired on Tuesday night, the impact of the programme on the community, and on the perception of the community in popular discourse, cannot be underestimated. … Continue reading

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Big Society and Spending cuts

What does big society mean? This appears to mean different things to different stakeholders and until there is a coherent and shared viewpoint frictions and possibly fractures within the system will ultimately be a detriment to the very people it … Continue reading

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NHS reform: the gloves are off!

The Coalition government’s health reforms are moving ahead at speed, despite the reservations of NHS staff, trade unions and academics. Make no mistake, these are large scale reforms, and compare with the great (and very unsuccessful) reorganisation of 1974, the … Continue reading

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Revealing critical alternatives

Our blog was formally launched yesterday during our “Making a Difference: Generating Impact from your Research” seminar. The day was based around a discussion of impact, which revealed the tensions between a neoliberal view of the commodification of research driven … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Local Government and Public Services

The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Local Government and Public Services, by Jo Richardson. The framework for public local service delivery and governance has shifted dramatically in recent years; this is in light of the recession and ensuing financial … Continue reading

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