Category: Commissioning

Prison-landingFI

Bigger prisons save money but are harder to manage and may inhibit good reoffending outcomes.

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Policy Exchange recently held a 1st birthday party for PCCs hosted by Theresa May. Here’s what I learnt…

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PbR has great potential but only in the context of high quality commissioning, says a new NCVO/BWB report analysed here…

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I’ve never really understood why right-wing think tanks have been such strong advocates of Police and Crime Commissioners expanding their powers at such an early stage in their existence. Reform…

Unrealistic pricing

Once again, the intensely party political shaping of public policy makes for uncomfortable results. It takes a politician with the drive and uncompromising approach of Chris Grayling to effect change…

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The Institute for Government identifies four key challenges to Transforming Rehabiliation – the probation outsourcing project. It argues that the MoJ needs to improve its stewardship of the market and…

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The IfG makes two very critical findings of the current commissioning of reducing reoffending services. Firstly, local commissioning is ineffective in most areas. Seondly, neither NOMS nor Probation Trusts has…

Razor risk

Tweet This is the fifth in a short series of posts by Richard Butler and his colleague Holger Westphely from Aylesbury Partnerships on managing risk in payment by results contracts. 3 Perspectives…

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Tweet Remember, Remember the 15th November After months of apathy, the Police and Crime Commissioner elections are starting to provoke strong reactions. To mark the first ever PCC elections on…

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Tweet Should PCCs rule the world? I posted earlier this week about whether Police and Crime Commissioners are a good idea. I came to the conclusion that there were plenty…

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Tweet Having covered the recent developments in Mervyn Barrett’s campaign to be Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, I was approached by @gillRadcliffe on Mervyn’s behalf to host his official statement…

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Tweet Until a month or so ago, not many people had a view on whether the new Police and Crime Commissioners will be a success – for the simple reason…

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