Tag Archives: public services

Community action works! Levenshulme Baths saved!

As part of the current Coalition government’s deficit reduction strategy, October’s Comprehensive Spending Review handed local government the toughest financial settlements across the public sector. This budget cut was passed down to local authorities with Manchester City Council receiving one of … Continue reading

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Co-ops and mutuals: what risk for the public sector?

The values of mutualism featured strongly in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat manifestos at the 2010 General Election and specific policy pledges have since been made by the Coalition government to help develop public sector staff to develop employee-owned mutuals … Continue reading

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