The following article its if great interest to anyone evolved in the third sector .
Source ...The Guardian
"Minister blocks No 10's rescue bid for 'big society' project - http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/07/big-society-volunteering-eric-pickles
The fundamental question to me is "can the voluntary sector , within the UK cope with the above mentioned level of finding cuts ? I fear the answer its no .
Also I question the ability of the government to now achieve the goals originally set out for the Big Society in light of the refusal if Liverpool Council to take part .