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Four Tests for Budget 2023

In advance of Budget 2023 the Community Platform has published its annual Four Tests for Budget 2023.  While Budget 2023 needs to urgently respond to the cost-of-living crisis, it must also address ongoing structural weaknesses that create the conditions that enable inequality and poverty to become ingrained and grow in our society . The Four … Continue reading Four Tests for Budget 2023

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Principles for a Public Childcare Model

The Community Platform has published Principles for delivering a high quality, inclusive and accessible Public Childcare Model. The Platform believes that the progressive delivery of a high quality, inclusive and accessible public childcare model is urgently needed. Lessons from the past, and reinforced by the Covid-19 pandemic, show the important role of the state in … Continue reading Principles for a Public Childcare Model

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Four Tests for Budget 2022

In advance of Budget 2022 the Community Platform has published its annual Four Tests for Budget 2022.  Set in the context of an already unequal and fractured society and a period of recovery from the impact of Covid-19, the Four Tests are focused on  bringing about a just recovery based on the values of  Community, Participation and Decency. The … Continue reading Four Tests for Budget 2022

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Four Tests for Budget 2021

In advance of Budget 2021 the Community Platform has published its annual Four Tests for Budget 2021.  Set in the context of an already unequal and fractured society, the Four Tests are focused on  bringing about a just recovery based on the values of  Community, Participation and Decency. The Four Tests are: Test 1: Will Budget … Continue reading Four Tests for Budget 2021

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