One Hundred Days for Early Action: Time for Government to put prevention first
The Early Action Task Force has brought together a respected group of leading experts and thinkers with decades of experience of Government – as, civil servants, senior advisers or respected commentators, to set out practical steps for the next Government.
As the UK faces a situation of escalating need and diminishing resource, with public expenditure cuts forecast into at least the next four years, this collection of essays by expert commentators develops practical recommendations which a newly-elected Government could adopt in their first 100 days in office to put an early action approach at the centre of their work, or risk the future of important public services.
Written by respected authors with a diverse range of backgrounds, this compilation does not represent a collective opinion but has been published to generate a vigorous discussion on the role of Government in managing social problems. The new PM and ministerial team will face many challenges in their first 100 days, but in almost every area of Government there will be the same strategic choice: prevent now or pay tomorrow. Early action will not only reduce the demand for public services it will also deliver greater well-being and fairness and promote growth and opportunity.
Download the complete collection, Individual chapters are also available to download:
- Introduction David Robinson
- Distilling The Wisdom Caroline Slocock
- Quick Wins in the First 100 Days Polly Toynbee
- Effective Investment in Early Action Rob Whiteman
- Do we need a movement to get early action trending? Ray Shostak
- Early Action as a unifying Concept Anne Power
- The EARLY (Early Action: Ready Last Year) Act Danny Kruger
- Focussing on Social Outcomes Matt Robinson
- early action to beget Early Action Dan Corry
- Fast Tracking Early Intervention Carey Oppenheim and Haroon Chowdry
- Improving the Nation’s Wellbeing Lord Gus O’Donnell
- Early Action Evidence: its Limitations and Opportunities Stephen Tall
- Why and How the Treasury Needs to Step Up Michael Kell
- The Institutional Framework for Early Action Andrew Harrop
- A new deal for parents and children Richard Layard
- Five Ways We Could Act Earlier on Mental Health Liz Meek
- Acting Earlier for Social Security Luke Price