Monthly Archives: August 2010

Politics is a game for the thick skinned…

…but hopefully not insensitive people. My guess is that this won’t be the last time that a government minister finds that talking about the Big Society in places where it’s supposed to be taking place won’t be as comfortable as … Continue reading

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Housing Benefit

The Guardian’s Data Blog has published tables of estimated losses to housing benefit recipients as a result of changes being proposed by the government. As the data is available at the local authority level I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

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Licensing Reform

One of the points where the coalition reached agreement fairly easily was around the need for reform of the 2003 Licensing Act, that was the one which became shorthand for 24/7 drinking (though the number of 24 licenses are very … Continue reading

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