Here’s our list of ten frontline blogs we’ve particularly liked from the week of 1st July 2013. Let us know which posts we’ve missed and which other bloggers we should be following for next week’s list.
Wendy Bradley argues that as public servants, MPs need to prove their worth to receive a pay rise – and wonders what would be in their performance objectives. Posted on tiintax.
Joanne Smithson is disheartened by the plan to divert £3.8bn from the ring fenced NHS budget into social care. Posted on the VONNE Blog.
Adam Tugwell points out that the one million UK households using Payday Loans to make ends meet signals the Coalition Government’s failure to address the rise in everyday costs and falling disposable incomes. Posted on Adam Tugwell.
Alittleecon notes that the Work Programme is still failing to meet DWP’s own minimum performance levels despite the spin about how it is ‘transforming lives’. Posted on alittleecon.
Jim Brown thinks that the time has come for Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to move to Plan B in his reforms to the Probation Service as his original plan falls apart. Posted on On Probation Blog.
Steve Hilditch argues that despite Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander’s claims of an ambitious capital investment plan in the Comprehensive Spending Review, levels of investment will remain at the present level, at best. Posted on Red Brick.
Saba Salman describes the very human impact of the Government’s plan to slash £220m from the UK’s legal aid budget. Posted on The Social Issue.
Dr Mark Elliott sets the record straight on misleading claims made by shock, horror the Daily Mail on the reforms to legal aid. Posted on Public law for everyone.
Joe Kirby argues that the professionalisation of teaching, collaborative online dialogue and the dawn of big data are driving improvements in the education system. Posted on Pragmatic Education.
Michael Merrick shrugs his shoulders at what he thinks is destined to be Michael Gove’s mixed legacy. Posted on Outside In.
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