MPs call for government to create a ‘big society minister’

There was very good coverage in the Guardian on Wednesday 14th December of the Public Administration Select Committee’s (PASC) report on the government’s progress in implementing ‘big society’ policies.

Despite four ‘big society’ relaunches (and counting), the PASC was highly critical and said an overhaul of how the government communicates and implements ‘big society’ policies is essential.

It has called on the government to create a single ‘big society minister’ to lead on the ‘big society’ — or risk seeing it flop for a fifth time in a welter of confusing messages and contradictory policies.

For those wishing to follow the arguments in detail, the full PASC report is here and the PASC’s recommendations are summarised here.

  1. Pauline Roche Reply

    “single ‘big society minister’ to lead on the ‘big society’” – em, would that be Nick Hurd?…

    • Alun Severn Reply

      You would think so but the story would seem to suggest not…. Maybe he has been deemed insufficiently enthusiastic…

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