Working papers

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Our working papers series explores new ideas, gathers emerging evidence, and invites radical points of view on big issues in public services. Our papers are intended to stimulate discussion around these issues, and open up new avenues of debate for the commission and beyond. They do not represent the views of the Commission. Our papers are free to download - we encourage you to comment, discuss, agree or disagree through our website and our debate site Your2020 www.your2020.org

To discuss writing a paper or anything else about the series, contact Henry Kippin, Commission Manager to the Commission on 2020 Public Services or for any media enquires please contact Ashish Prashar Communications Manager to the 2020 Public Services Trust.

 

 

What are the Underlying Principles of our Education System?

Dr Henry Kippin and Professor Alison Wolf
Publication: September 2010
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On forms of accountability

Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Brasenose College, Oxford
Publication: March 2010

Where does the buck stop? Professor Vernon Bogdanor examines where accountability for the performance of our public services should rest.

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Low house prices and owner occupation: A better alternative to social housing

Tim Leunig with Richard Ollerenshaw
Publication: March 2010

Decent housing is fundamental to a good life. But does provision of social housing meet this need, or is this model fundamentally flawed? Tim Leunig and Richard Ollerenshaw propose a radically different approach.

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Social care 2020: what are the challenges ahead?

Dr Henry Kippin
Publication: March 2010

Social care is such a diverse and fragmented sector that its needs and strengths are not always recognised. Dr Henry Kippin looks at the challenges it faces, and the innovative ways in which it is rising to these.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Avoiding a repeat of the 1980s

For all the reform strategies and grand narratives emerging from Whitehall, much of the real action will happen at the local level.

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
A new settlement for public services, by Clare Tickell

When the Commission on 2020 Public Services first met, before the credit crunch, one of our challenges was to wake people up to the looming crisis in public services.  Well, nobody is asleep any more.

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Friday, September 03, 2010
Soap Box

The state needs to be smaller. This is the conclusion not of the coalition government, but of a cross-party group of politicians and experts on the RSA’s 2020 Public Services Trust, whose final report is out soon. 

 

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Meeting the place-based challenge

Bill Cooper of KPMG and Ben Lucas of the 2020 Public Services Trust warn that many councils are not yet fully prepared to take on the new responsibilities of place-based budgeting.

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Monday, July 19, 2010
The coalition's NHS reforms - far enough or a 'quick fix'?

The NHS was recently ranked as one of the most efficient and effective health systems in the world, so is radical reform an unnecessary risk? Dr Greg Parston looks into the matter.

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