Compensation Culture Costs Health and Education Services

NHS Job Shop: "Working for Health" i...

NHS Job Shop: “Working for Health” in Kentish Town. Closed. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Centre for Policy Studies has claimed that Britain’s escalating compensation culture is “bleeding the health and education services dry”. A new report from the think-tank says that the number of legal claims against the NHS and schools after accidents or mistakes has reduced the quality of services rather than improving safety or accountability. It points to a series of cases where local councils have been forced to pay compensation to school pupils injured in its care and says that many schools will now not take pupils on trips in case they are sued if something goes wrong.

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Local Councils Are Running Low On Funds

Vince Cable & Sir Merrick Cockell

Vince Cable & Sir Merrick Cockell (Photo credit: CentreforCities)

A reader writes into respond to Merrick Cockell’s warning from last week that spending cuts will bleed councils dry. She says that the cuts are already having a crippling effect on councils, with many dipping into their reserves. Additionally, she notes that many local authorities are at risk of having no money left to tackle unexpected events such as flooding, fire or cyber crime. The reader concludes that council’s need to keep a firm grasp on long-term events.

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China’s imports shrink in sign downturn worsening

China’s economy is reaching boiling point as it overheats,with success!