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So now you give a monkey’s? The policy wonk’s guide to Hartlepool
Whilst political attention is largely trained on the party politics and votes at stake in Hartlepool, there is much that policymakers can learn by looking at the North East constituency....
|Published:||13 April 2021|
Missing the story: the UK media’s neglect of Further Education
This essay is not a conventional think-tank report. It is not, directly at least, about government policies or national priorities, but about the climate in which policies and priorities are set.
|Published:||31 March 2021|
Stuck in the middle with you
In response to the Government’s proposals for a 'New Plan for Immigration', this report argues that the UK should amend its existing immigration rules to allow safe and legal routes for more people to enter the UK on humanitarian grounds who can more easily integrate and make economic contributions to the UK.
|Published:||25 March 2021|
|Author(s):||Russell Hargrave, Jonathan Thomas|
Study buddies? Competition and collaboration between higher education and further education
This report, supported by the Further Education Trust for Leadership, examines the relationship between further education (FE) and higher education (HE) and assesses how the two sectors cooperate and compete.
|Published:||17 March 2021|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Amy Norman|
Encouraging innovation and experimentation in Scottish schools
This briefing considers the existing obstacles to innovation and experimentation, and proposes some ways to develop a more dynamic, creative and inventive Scotland's school system.
|Published:||16 March 2021|
Banking on building back better – How can a stakeholder economy help rebuild the UK after COVID-19?
This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, re-evaluates the concept of the stakeholder economy in light of the economic and social shockwaves delivered by the Coronavirus pandemic.
|Published:||16 March 2021|
|Author:||Social Market Foundation|
Double or nothing? Assessing the economic impact of gambling
This report explores the economic footprint of the entire gambling industry and its sub-sectors, and considers the extent to which the “economic defence” of business as usual stands up to scrutiny.
|Published:||10 March 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd|
Together in electric dreams?
Decarbonising the surface transport sector is one of the most significant aspects of achieving the UK’s legal commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This report addresses the challenges of rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure efficiently and fairly for all.
|Published:||08 March 2021|