That fifth outcome and the NSPCC
Anyway, if you're following the ECM developments, that consultation is an integral part of them because it refers directly to the fifth outcome: achieve economic wellbeing. The official measure of poverty is what dicates the definition of 'economic wellbeing' and this is currently set at a ridiculously high level so that they can push through policies like this, which amounts to nothing more than a work for welfare scheme.
Even if your current job and house is safe and you feel to be immune to this, the global financial situation in the next few years might change all that, so you perhaps think it's worth taking ten minutes of your time now to fill in the consultation questions and register your protest, just in case it makes a difference. I think the global big money was expecting the financial collapse and is ready to take full advantage of it with yet another power and wealth grab, if that's not underway already, and I at least wanted to say "I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned," because it seems that's all that we can do, at the moment.
Tech and I are co-writing a major piece about the NSPCC in the next few days. Please let me know, either in the comments here or by email if you have any links, thoughts or information that might help us. If you've also blogged about the NSPCC, we'd like to include a link to yours too.