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Every Child a Reader

Every Child a Reader

Read Publication By Tom Burkard and Hilary Burkard. No one disputes the need for intervention to help poor readers. The personal consequences of illiteracy are devastating: the National Child Development Study found that poor readers are far less likely to find...
The Right to Move

The Right to Move

Read Publication The “Right to move” gives every social housing tenant the right to require their landlord to sell their current property and replace it with one of the tenant’s choice. Tenants can move to get work, cutting unemployment. Or to take a better job,...
Policy Exchange Budget Digest

Policy Exchange Budget Digest

This was very much a transition Budget, the type you would normally expect in the middle years of a Parliament. In the wake of growing economic uncertainty and attention increasingly focused on the upcoming referendum, the Chancellor largely stuck to his guns,...
Policies for change – the role of the courts

Policies for change – the role of the courts

Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability. He says that judicial functions instead need to leave room for political...
Who should decide who decides the public interest?

Who should decide who decides the public interest?

In this post Rebecca Elvin reflects on the separation of powers in the UK constitution and argues that politicians, rather than judges, are best placed to determine the public interest. She draws on a recent exchange between  Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP and...