Austerity, social consequences, and more on the Big Society

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Trewin Restorick considers the threat the coalition's austerity measures pose to its dream of a Big Society

David Cameron and Nick Clegg reminded their Ministers this week that reducing the Government's debt is the only game in town, but are they focusing on the wrong type of austerity? Economies always...

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