How Virgin became one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

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Virgin’s rapid expansion into healthcare has seen it winning contracts for services from immunisation to sexual health In early 2000, the Labour government realised it had a problem with the NHS. Alan Milburn, the then health secretary, wanted fresh ideas … Continue reading

Breaking Yorkshire devolution ‘deadlock’ could help tackle region’s social mobility problem

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The Government’s social mobility tsar has called for a shake-up of the Government’s devolution agenda as he suggested breaking the deadlock in Yorkshire could be key to tackling the region’s mobility “coldspots”. Marking the launch of the Social Mobility Commission’s … Continue reading

Osborne plans to allow 2% council tax rises to plug social care holes

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Osborne plans to allow 2% council tax rises to plug social care holes http://gu.com/p/4ed9t?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Our spotter adds these observations: Looks like we’re all having to pay even more for such crap and inflate profits for private providers. Millburn would say … Continue reading