Post Tagged with: "Mutuals"

Power to the People: healthy collectivism through member-owned mutuals

I began Conservative conference last Monday with a discussion hosted by ResPublica about empowering patients. The background was the report Power to the People – the mutual future of our National Health Service (PDF) produced for health mutual benenden. The report deals with the underlying reasons why the NHS is struggling to cope despite this Government protecting […]

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The tragedy of Labour’s attacks on the Big Society

Yesterday at Cabinet Office Questions, first up was a Labour attack on the Big Society. It can found here . I asked a supplementary: Steve Baker (Wycombe) (Con): Our country once enjoyed a rich and vibrant tapestry of organisations between charity and the state, such as co-operatives, friendly societies and […]

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Co-operatives Bill update

After the success of the Co-operatives in Education debate that I called in Parliament, I pressed the Government on its 2012 pledge to bring in a Co-op Bill: Steve Baker: In January 2012, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made a wonderful speech about how to reconstruct an inclusive, […]

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