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Monday, 28 July 2014

Privatisation by stealth

The Herald reports that the Policy Exchange is proposing that job centres should be broken up and forced to compete against private firms in helping people find work. The A4E profiteering debacle clearly escaped the notice of this right wing 'think tank' as they disguise further privatisation of public services as 'personalisation'. A spin originally weaved by Blairs' policy wonks. It now seems you can have a 'choice' about which provider will subject you to benefit sanctions and workfare. How nicely personal is that!
 Anna Rose