The view of the Voluntary Action History Society is that for charities to thrive, a good strong public sector is a base requisite, without which anarchy and waste prevail. The pre-Beveridge lessons are there: charities and hospitals stumbled from financial crisis to crisis, provision was patchy and largely inefficient, and fraud and corruption rife. Today, charities are forced to spend resources in a grossly uneconomical way in the unseemly scramble for funds.
As England reaches the Millennium it has become a nation of fund-raisers, yet all parties want to be rid of beggars on the street.
COLIN ROCHESTER (Chair)
Dr JUSTIN DAVIS SMITH
Voluntary Action History Society
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