Big society ‘could widen volunteer gap between town and country’

The Guardian: The government’s “big society” risks widening the gap between rich rural areas and deprived cities in the north and Midlands because of higher levels of volunteering in wealthier areas, a report seen by the Guardian warns. The analysis, by consultants Consulting Inplace, comes as a leading bishop suggested the idea of the big society was little more than a cover for cuts. Read more >