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Private and voluntary network to spearhead public service reform - Wednesday 05 April 2006

A new network of business, voluntary groups and consumer organisations is to be launched today in a bid to spearhead the government's next phase of public service reform.

Ministers are to press ahead with further extensions of choice in the public sector, and greater use of private and voluntary sector providers alongside traditional state providers.

The new grouping under the banner "future services network" brings together the CBI, the National Consumer Council and the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

Read the full article here: http://society.guardian.co.uk/futureforpublicservices/story/0,,1747226,00.html