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.