A selection of images representing communities.
|Published||18 May 2010|
Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced their plans for a new era of people power at the centre of the new Government today. Their plans will empower communities, roll back big government, bureaucracy and Whitehall power. The Prime Minister promised that the idea of the Big Society would be marching through the corridors of power, starting a deep and serious reform agenda to take power away from politicians and give it to people.
Speaking on the Daily Politics Show CLG Minister of State Greg Clark said:
"There is a very exciting new approach here. For too long now, government has been something done to people. There is the chance of re-thinking politics to get people in the heart of government, to help them to do things in their own community. I think it's important that government is run by people rather than imposed on people."
The policies announced today include;
Please see the Cabinet Office Press Notice and the agreed policies for building the Big Society for more information (see top right).