The value of long-term planning

Is there a growing recognition of the value of long-term planning? Two articles about 10-year planning ~ via the Early Action Task Force.

1. The leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, has called for 10 year funding deals in skills, transport, and social care. He suggests that this would enable long-term risk taking and better co-ordination of public service delivery. Link to full article here.

http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2014/08/core-cities-call-for-10-year-funding-deal/

2. And also, a new report from Policy Exchange argues that housing estates would benefit from ‘ten year plans’ which encourage local teams consisting of representatives from a range of agencies to work together and address local problems. Link to full article here.

http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2014/08/ten-year-plan-needed-to-transform-sink-estates/

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