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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Budget for cuts but is it a Budget for reform?

By Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

Either public services need to be reformed or they don't. It makes no sense to exclude the most expensive service of all from this process, the NHS, writes Ben Lucas, director 2020 PST.

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» Published here: Public Servant

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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Seize the day

By Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

Ben Lucas talks spending cuts and suggests that now is the time to sieze the opportunity for structural reform with a long-term approach for a new post-Beveridge framework for public services.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Rebuilding Britain: putting 'localism' into practice

By Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

The new Government is rightly committed to dispersing power and localising decision-making.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

General Election 2010 - what about the issues?

By Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

The story of the election so far has been the rise of Clegg and the Liberal Democrats and the consequences this may have on the result.  Change has become the central question – the choice being about who can manage this best and who personifies it the most.  But change for what?  It is striking that policy has received less attention in this than in any previous election.

 

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Monday, April 26, 2010

How to reform public services

By Ben Lucas, Director, 2020 Public Services Trust

Political parties still aren't acknowledging the extent of change needed in public services, says Ben Lucas, the head of the 2020 Public Services Trust.

 

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Thursday, 20 January 2011
COPD: Cautiously Optimistic about Payment on Delivery
About 15% of people my age have a long term condition. A little over two years ago I developed COPD: Cautiously Optimistic about Payment on Delivery, and have been unable to rid myself of the affliction. Thus having published Better Outcomes, a report exploring the what, where and why of payment-by-outcome, I and several colleagues ... more »
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Wednesday, 5 January 2011
the condition of conditionality
Interesting contrast in a couple of news stories coming from the states in the last few days. On the one hand, portents in the Guardian of a difficult 2 years for President Obama in the face of a Republican controlled Congress. On the other, a piece in the New York Times on falling inequality in ... more »
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Thursday, 25 November 2010
Local Identity – the photographic evidence?
Last night I was speaking at the mining institute in Newcastle at a roundtable discussing themes from LOCAL a book my Dad and I published recently. The book is a mix of photography (based on an artist-in-residence period at Cumbria County Council), and text (an essay on local politics & identity), and the roundtable ... more »