David Floyd

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Social investment: where to now?

Times have changed since social investment was first big news in the New Labour years. Now there’s less money and political tides are moving in different directions. David Floyd wonders if social investment can respond to today’s challenges.

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Who pays when the state can’t?

Billions of pounds of cuts, 'graphs of doom', the promise and betrayals of the Big Society, lead us to one big question: who pays when the state can't?