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One of the most controversial aspects of payment by results in the UK has been the way the funding model has been used to outsource public services and open the…

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1st Commandment of Payment by Results: Thou shalt commission for a single purpose. PbR schemes are often sabotaged by trying to achieve too many objectives. The Transforming Rehabilitation project is…

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Tweet This is the second 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. Managing PbR…

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Tweet Like a wolf on the fold Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has made it very clear that payment by results is going to come down on the criminal justice system…

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Tweet This is the third in a series of posts about the five principles of PbR commissioning set out in a recent Audit Commission report. Principle 3: A well-designed payment and…

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Tweet The last 20 years have seen an increased focus on the importance of modernising public services. It was a strong characteristic of the Blair years, and Coalition Government ministers…

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Tweet Saturday’s newspapers sent shockwaves through all ranks of police officers who are waiting for Tom Winsor’s review of pay and conditions to be published. The Telegraph announced: “Police could…

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Tweet The authors of Freakonomics keep me consistently entertained with their books and Blog posts about the way people, in all walks of life, respond to incentives – commonly in…

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Tweet “We only call him the Exploding Boy now, of course; retrospectively. For most of last year he was known only as Ticking Boy.” That is the first line from…

Tweet Last week I posted apoll to try to gauge attitudes to payment by results by those sufficiently interested in the subject to read this Blog. For reasons that I go…

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