An economy for all: the role of community power

20th February 2020.

There has been much debate of late about the role of the community in delivering greater social, economic and environmental justice.

Calls are being made for communities to be front and centre in the delivery of more local and national public services. This has been posited as a solution to the conjoined issues of less public money and growing social need. This publication questions these calls and approach and argues that we must ensure a generous state provision of services that are properly funded, with community power and energy focused more on the delivery of goods and services within the wider private sector.