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Further debate on Welfare White Paper and its implementation

12.19.08 | 1 Comment

Dogstarscribe has posted an excellent contribution on the welfare reform white paper, linking into what I had to say the other day but assessing the role of the private and voluntary sector in implementing it; he suggests, rightly in my view, that this may lead to a situation where contract-retention and KPIs further reduce any notion of Adviser fliexbility.  I left a lengthy comment over there but forgot to copy it before I submitted so I’ll have to wait to see if it appears on his site. 

Hopi has also taken up the challenge and has said he will do a response to some of the points my post raised and a further review of the paper (when he’s feeling better).

So with a bit of luck and a fair wind, the whole area of how the White Paper and ensuing bill will or wll not be implemented will get a bit of a hearing on blogs somewhat more visited than this one.  I think it’s important stuff, and I’m grateful to Don Paskini for highlighting it too.  As he’s said in his comment on the original post, there’s some inevitability that it will go through given broad Tory support (though Cameron himself is utterly at sea with it all), but there is room to make amendments so some of it actually becomes workable.  In the end, the point of blogs is not to understand, but to to change the world.

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