Probation Review

Can payment by results lead to de-regulation and stimulate innovation? View from the Probation Association.

00000Mark Ormerod is the Chief Executive of the Probation Association. In this latest in my series of interviews on payment by results, Mark wonders if PbR might enable probation trusts to operate more creatively, without the heavy hand of Ministry of Justice regulation. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkEOrmerod You can also read the joint Probation Association and Probation Chiefs Association response to the Probation Review. Note: Since this interview was recorded, the two …

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Mutual Benefits: Some principles for public sector spin-outs

00000Mutual Benefits Public Service Mutuals have received very little attention in the discussion about the future of public services. The government has tried to emphasise that their motivation for their overhaul of the public sector is not just about allowing private companies to compete but to improve service delivery. Staff groups have been encouraged to form their own organisations and then compete for the public service that is currently being delivered in-house. The government has …

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