Reforming social care: Local Government Chronicle

  Reforming social care   by Paul Gosling   “Doing nothing is not an option.” The warning to local authorities came from the Department of Health in its recent ‘Transforming Social Care’ circular. Radical restructuring of adults’ and children’s services is obligatory.   Just why is easy to see. While local government settlements are bearing

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Northern Ireland’s Giant headache: Local Government Chronicle

  Northern Ireland’s Giant headache   by Paul Gosling   According to myth, the Giant’s Causeway on Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast was built by Irish titan Finn McCool so that his Scottish rival Benandonner could cross for them to do battle. Given the role of Scots settlers in forming Ulster’s unionism – which still takes

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Clusters – driving sustainable growth: Think magazine

  Clusters – driving sustainable growth   By Paul Gosling   “Cluster development initiatives are an important new direction in economic policy, building on earlier efforts in macroeconomic stabilization, privatization, market opening, and reducing the costs of doing business,” argues Professor Michael Porter of Harvard University. By placing the analysis and promotion of industrial clusters

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