Do the Public Back More Reform of Public Services? An overview of the latest opinion research
This report shows that many people cannot access good public services and a majority – even of public sector workers – want charities and businesses to replace them.
Of those who expressed an opinion, one in five parents said they cannot access a good school for their child, one in seven couldn’t get onto a good GP’s lists and one in three couldn’t access a good NHS dentist.
A majority (60%) favoured letting new charity and business providers take over services rather than trying stricter performance management with existing providers (40%).
The report also reviews previous public opinion research, concluding overall that people overwhelmingly want change, especially more vulnerable groups who rely on public services most.