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Civil servants advising opposition parties can we afford not to do this

Civil servants advising opposition parties: can we afford not to do this?

A recent story in The Times reported that senior civil servants want closer links with Labour before the next general election, including helping with the party’s manifesto. Although different options are available, one or two-year secondments seem the most likely model.

August 28, 2012 ×

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Care funding focus on the bigger picture

Care funding: focus on the bigger picture

Last week saw debate on social care reform slip further away from the real issues of concern.

August 20, 2012 ×

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The real debate on care funding reform is still to come

The real debate on care funding reform is still to come

The government’s recent progress report on care funding reform left the sector bitterly disappointed. Coming more than a year after the Dilnot Commission and at a time when the social care system is stretched to breaking point, huge expectations – and hope – had built up around the report. The government’s announcement […]

August 14, 2012 ×

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Daily Telegraph

Generation rent could lead to benefits ‘explosion’

Daily Telegraph, June 27th, 2012

June 27, 2012 ×

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Counting the cost of care reform

Counting the cost of care reform

Tomorrow, the Strategic Society Centre is holding a public debate in Parliament with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Care. The event asks the question fundamental to the ongoing debate around how to pay for care: can the Treasury combine deficit reduction with reform of social care funding?

June 25, 2012 ×

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Misguided on means testing

Misguided on means testing

Wednesday saw many in the social policy world left blind-sided by the announcement from the Sun newspaper that it would henceforth be campaigning for the means testing of currently universal Winter Fuel Payments.

June 7, 2012 ×

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