Umbrella bodies ‘have failed to resist government agenda for the sector’

Umbrella bodies ‘have failed to resist government agenda for the sector’ 2

26 Aug 2014 | David Ainsworth

Umbrella bodies have lost independence and have not adequately opposed cuts to government spending or the privatisation of public services, according to a report published last week by the National Coalition for Independent Action.


Umbrella bodies ‘have failed to resist government agenda for the sector’

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