Child Trust Funds

So Osborne and Laws, the dynamic duo at the Treasury have announced plans to knock Child Trust Funds (CTF) on the head.For those who don't know CTF are savings accounts set up to provide a cash fund when a child reaches 18. The Government puts in £250 when a child is born. When the child … Continue reading Child Trust Funds

The Big Society

Just been reading the paper on the 'Big Society' put out by the Government of all the talentless. It's not pretty reading. http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/407789/building-big-society.pdf Running through it all is the theme of offloading services from local and national government to so called 'local' initiatives. It doesn't take a genius to understand why. Take people's taxes and … Continue reading The Big Society