Tag Archives: Big Society

Cameron told the big society is “effectively dead”

TweetToday, Cameron’s flagship policy, the big society, has suffered a serious blow; a leading charity figure has described it as being “effectively dead”. Sir Stephen Bubb, head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, damned the big society agenda as a result of spending cuts in charity funding and reforms. Cameron’s rhetoric of […]

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Tory youth adviser blames hip hop music for the killing of black youths in London

Shaun Bailey angered a London audience last night by claiming that hip hop is to blame for the killing of black youths in London

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Charity survey shows up shambolic work programme

In the wake of the unfolding A4e scandal, a new survey reveals bafflingly low client referral rates among welfare-to-work subcontractors. What’s going on?

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The Salvation Army, stepping in to help those who have the least

With discussion of the voluntary sector’s role in welfare provision rife, one writer examines the work of the Salvation Army, and the difficulties it faces.

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The left and right of happiness

The persistence of David Cameron’s happiness agenda has undermined the left, providing an illusion of progress while infuriating neoliberals, says Craig Berry.

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Cameron’s attack on philanthropists is the latest nail in the Big Society coffin

David Cameron’s latest attack on philanthropists has put another nail in the coffin of the Big Society, writes shadow Cabinet Office minister Gareth Thomas MP.

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Big Society’s verdict on Cameron: Incoherent and unpromising

Alex Hern looks at the results of Third Sector’s poll of charities, and finds that they have little confidence in Cameron.

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It’s the Big Society that’s being hit by the government’s economics

The Coalition wanted to end the Big State, and bring in the Big Society. We are ending up with neither, as charities shed more jobs than the public sector.

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Economic gloom is killing Britons’ sense of common interest

Anne Summers reports on the results of the 28th British Social Attitudes Survey.

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Memo to Cameron: The rich give less to charity

The rich give less to charity than the poor, making David Cameron’s Tory mission to roll back the frontiers of the state are deeply, deeply regressive.

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