The Politics of Public Sector Reform

The Politics of Public Sector Reform

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The UK public sector faces an unprecedented long-term challenge. A decade of plenty in the public finances has been followed by a decade and more of austerity. Public services are undergoing long-term annual spending cuts even as demographic changes create soaring demand in health, education and adult care. The challenge for the public sector is how to radically transform and adapt to the new era while avoiding the mistakes of previous reform programmes. In this first comprehensive 'bird's eye' account of public sector reform supported by studies from over 400 official sources, the book offers an invaluable practical guide to all those in the public, private and voluntary sectors grappling with the twin challenges of public spending austerity and the pressure to transform public services and ensure they are 'fit for purpose.'also maintained that Big Society was simply a way of persuading the public to run services like libraries without pay in order to ... Inthe June 2010 budget the Treasury announced that welfare reform, including benefit cuts andthe introduction of a new ... andtax credits, would deliver savingsof Ap11 billion by 2014/15 and government efficiency savings a furtherAp6 billion. ... provoking opposition from unionsand professional associations with even GPs taking strike action in spring 2012, anbsp;...

Title:The Politics of Public Sector Reform
Author: Michael Burton
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-06-17

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