Bubb calls for 'full throttle' public service reform
29 September 2011
Sir Stephen Bubb has given a speech to ACEVO members in Manchester promising to fight the corner of third sector leaders facing disproportionate cuts, and urging the Government to go 'full throttle' on public service reform. You can read his speech here.
In his speech he called on Government to:
. Reform public sector pensions: to reduce complexity and ensure fairness for different providers to enable third sector organisations to deliver public services where they are best placed to.
. Introduce a 'Right to redress': both for third sector organisations who feel they have been treated unfairly by commissioners, and those who feel they have been treated unfairly by prime providers
. Extend the Right to Challenge: to include the NHS and probation, so that more innovation is introduced into these areas
. Introduce a 'Right to voice:' to give people more voice in the commissioning process, but also bolstering the rights of the most vulnerable to access information or advocacy, so that they are better able to choose services and to avoid a repeat of Winterbourne View.
. Bring forward proposals for tax incentives for social investment: to help shift investment into more preventative public services
. Stand firm against vested interests: arguing that the Government should stand firm on competition in the health bill and put vested interests 'back in their box'