The Community Empowerment agenda has been a big feature of the policy landscape for the last few years. But what will happen as the economy nosedives. Will empowerment come to seem an expensive luxury? Or a vital tool for economic renewal?
We’ve got some views of course, but you might be more interested in what Hazel Blears has to say about it.
If you are you should come to an event we’re organising with our friends at Involve. It’s an opportunity for people from local government to hear from the Sec of State, share ideas and do some high-powered networking. Places are going fast but if you’re interested you can book here.