"Under the NEP, regional empowerment consortia are working with Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships, and GOs in each region taking forward the NEP programme. We will set up a series of participatory budgeting "regional learning sets", and we are exploring how this could work alongside and through the NEP's regional consortia (made up of third sector groups working with communities and local authorities to help improve and facilitate empowerment) DCLG, Participatory Budgeting: a draft national strategy, 19 March 2008,p.20."
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Hazel Blears in Plain English ... Or Not
In a speech today, Hazel Blears says she wants to involve people in decision-making and local politics. Could she perhaps get her government department to start talking in plain English. A classic example of New Labour jargon and reliance on quangos...