Public Services

A public service is a service intended to serve all members of a community. It is usually provided by the government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services. The term is associated with a social consensus (usually expressed through democratic elections) that certain services should be available to all, regardless of income, physical ability or mental acuity. Examples of such services include the fire brigade, police, air force, and paramedics. (See also: Public service broadcasting) Even where public services are neither publicly provided nor publicly financed, for social and …



Eurofound · 1 November 2024 English

This report explores the implications of the right of all EU citizens to live independently. It investigates the barriers faced by people who wish to live independently, and the situation …

Research report Forthcoming Social protection Public services Living conditions and quality of life 10/3/23

Understanding Scotland · 27 February 2024 English

The constitution and devolution is at its lowest level of priority amongst the public since the beginning of the series. [...] PAGE 4 SCOTLAND'S DIRECTION OF TRAVEL The latest wave …

standards and wages (35%) and spending on public services (33%) as top issues facing the Scottish economy prevalence of priorities. Emphasis on spending on public services has increased for the third consecutive wave generations are more likely to select spending on public services and managing public finances as issues for (38%) of those over 34 prioritise spending on public services and three in ten (30%) prioritise managing LIVING STANDARDS AND WAGES 35% -4 SPENDING ON PUBLIC SERVICES 33% +3 POVERTY 29% -2 MANAGING PUBLIC FINANCES

CPS: Centre for Policy Studies · 26 February 2024 English

Williams outlines the challenges of a low/no-growth economy, combined with rising demand but public services, including the healthcare and pensions... View Article The post Young people face ‘tax-and-spend

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FS: Fabian Society · 23 February 2024 English

Taking up the support entitles the worker to request changes in working hours and flexibility up to three years after the caring break.26 • In Canada, people who have had …

Medium-term implications between DWP, local public services or are not constraints but DWP already for

Big Brother Watch · 23 February 2024 English

This will create vulnerabilities within messaging services for criminals to exploit or could open the door to a greater level of surveillance.4 International human rights bodies have recognised the importance …

forums. If large group messages are deemed ‘public’, services will be required under Ofcom’s proposals to

JCIE: Japan Center for International Exchange · 22 February 2024 English

This section outlines the laws that form nors shall confirm the damage information of munic- the basis of Japan’s current disaster countermeasures and ipalities and decide on the application of …

the aforemen- organizations that provide public services and social tioned guidelines define persons

ORF: Observer Research Foundation · 22 February 2024 English

Over the years, India has witnessed a concerning surge in climate-induced disasters, posing significant challenges to the country’s overall resilience. The country experiences a range of disasters, such as floods, …

large tree fell in their backyard. As the public services were already overwhelmed dealing with communication

NCAER: National Council of Applied Economic Research · 22 February 2024 English

Disclaimer: The findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Governing Body or Management of NCAER. …

any insurance scheme (other than low quality public services) and the limited financial risk protection have access to subsidized but low-quality public services. Regarding this group, this paper explores middle” in India: (a) expansion of subsidized public services, or (b) contribution-based cover, provided (Rao and Sheffel 2018). Increased spending on public services was also associated with greater use of public services, can India fund a major expansion of public services? Long-running fiscal deficits were a key factor

SAIIA: South African Institute of International Affairs · 22 February 2024 English

The overwhelming majority of sustained and transformative innovations relate to governance, process and social values for South Africa – namely, the need to foster increased private sector investment in energy …

contract: The government’s failure to deliver public services (namely the stable supply of power) and function

IFS: Institute for Fiscal Studies · 21 February 2024

When combined with the freeze in the income tax higher-rate threshold (which was already built into tax revenue forecasts but only officially confirmed by the Scottish Government in the Budget), …

overall amount of funding available for Scottish public services, and planned spending on different individual this means that in cash terms, funding for public services in the coming year will be £1.7 billion higher overstate the increase in resources available for public services next year – by ignoring top-ups made to the reduce the funding available for devolved public services and social security spending in Scotland. 2 – 2024–25 9 7. As with overall funding for public services, the spending plans for specific service areas

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