Not exactly Nostrodamus...

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Not exactly Nostrodamus...

Postby thirdcrank » 17 Mar 2012, 2:22pm

... or even Mystic Meg, but here are my predictions.

1. Once charity status is gained, it will quickly become apparent that it is necessary to rid the dynamic new organisation of the mudguards-and-cotton-duck-saddlebags image, if it is to show how passionate it is about the mission statement. A new "eye-catching"name then, omitting "touring" and club" and for all I know, "cyclists" as well. A single logo, as well, I suspect.

2. Diversification away from concentrating on cycling.

3. A realisation that there are real synergies to be achieved by rationalisation in the sector (AKA a take over by another green charity.)

4. In the meantime, the Charity Commission's strictures will finally put paid to the "charity-as-a-no-brainer-tax-wheeze-to-rake-in-the-shekels" line.

5 Nothing to do with charities or cycling, but coinciding with this, will be drastic reorganisation of the way civil litigation is funded. All the spin about a compensation culture, personal injury claims putting up the cost of motoring etc., will make the various conditional fee arrangements much less attractive to law firms and all but the poorest litigants will have to show willing by putting up some of their own money before bringing a case.

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Re: Not exactly Nostrodamus...

Postby robgul » 17 Mar 2012, 4:14pm

When I read points 1 - 4 there was a sort of Sustrans deja vu aura ...

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Re: Not exactly Nostrodamus...

Postby irc » 17 Mar 2012, 6:31pm

thirdcrank wrote:and all but the poorest litigants will have to show willing by putting up some of their own money before bringing a case.


Makes sense to me. If someone is sure they have been wronged they should be risking some of their money if they are not poor. The wealthy should certainly be using their own cash rather than the no win no fee system with inflated success fees.


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