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A vision for more accountable public services

The Government have released their Open Public Services 2012 document which focuses on decentralising power to ensure that public services are accountable to the people that use them rather than to centralised bureaucracies. Despite global economic woes, public demand for high-quality services has remained intense. This does not mean that more money should be spent in a hapless attempt to improve services; rather, the only feasible way of making gains in the quality of services is to introduce competition, choice […]

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How can Britain be competitive in tomorrow’s world?

In a moment, I am popping out to speak at a Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Conservative European Forum event, How can Britain be competitive in tomorrow’s world? Here is an ex-Prime Minister of Georgia giving the answer: That is: Low and flat taxes Legislative commitment to reducing the government’s fiscal footprint (IE spend less!) Deregulation and cutting red tape And thereby suppressing corruption Unilateral free trade: no import tariffs or barriers of any kind Very flexible labour legislation No sector […]

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