The new austerity and the Big Society: interim briefing

The new austerity and the Big Society: interim briefing
Document type
Briefing
Author(s)
Penny, Joe; Slay, Julia
Publisher
New Economics Foundation
Date of publication
1 April 2012
Subject(s)
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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The New Austerity and the Big Society is an 18-month project exploring the cumulative impact of the economic recession, public sector cuts and efforts to build a Big Society. Through peer research and capacity building workshops, this project will tell real people’s stories of what living through the cuts is like in some of the most deprived areas of London and Birmingham. It also seeks to understand if people in areas like this can make the most of the opportunities presented in the shift towards open public services; ultimately asking, can the Big Society cut it in an age of austerity?

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