Monday, 14 February 2011

Big Society Explained


There has been considerable debate in the media over the weekend about David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ and what it actually means.

It is really a very simple concept.

In the past, the Government and Local Authorities provided citizens with a wide range of public services. These services were paid for through the imposition of income tax and council tax.

Under the Big Society initiative, public authorities will no longer deliver these services. Instead they will be provided by volunteers, free of charge, out of the goodness of their hearts.

The public will continue to pay the same amount of tax as before.

That’s it!

2 comments:

ainelivia said...

Yep, that's what I thought too. Didya have to confirm my deepest suspisions and depress me further (-;

chris said...

But how much has Barnet spent in setting up its pledgebank? That is BS.