Ben Lucas

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BenLucas Ben Lucas is the Director of the 2020 Public Services Trust.

He was formerly Head of Research and Communications at the construction trade union UCATT, before moving to become Jack Straw’s adviser. He was chair of the Labour Coordinating Committee in the mid-1990s and then co-founded LLM Communications, a public affairs consultancy. He is now a member of the international advisory board of FD International, a business communications consultancy, and a Trustee of the New Local Government Network.


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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 »
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 »
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 »