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There are many challenges facing the government and all providers of higher education and higher skills. This report looks at three problems, and argues that Further Education Colleges can play a strong role in responding to all three.
Climate Change Policy – Time for Plan B proposes high level changes in UK and EU policy, with the aim of developing a “Plan B” Climate Policy that would better reflect the new and potentially dangerous circumstances we find ourselves in.
Inside Job maps out what real work in prison should look like and what needs to change in the current prison system to make it a reality.
This note examines the evolution of pay and conditions during 2010 and what the prospects are for these moving forward. It shows that public sector pay is higher and continued to grow faster than private sector pay during 2010 and that significant reforms will need to be made to limit job losses in the public sector and to achieve equity and fairness in the labour market.
No Rights Without Responsibility argues that conditions on benefit claimants should be increased so that they have to spend more time each week looking for a job.
This new research note surveys existing work on the subject to show that the Alternative Vote system would create far more problems than it has a hope of solving.
2020 Hindsight examines 16 different plans for achieving the UK target of an 80% cut in carbon emissions by 2050. None of the models showed that the UK’s commitment to producing 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 was needed to reach its carbon target.
Tackling the Causes of Poverty: Replacing the child poverty target with a multi-dimensional set of causal indicators
Tackling the Causes of Poverty is Policy Exchange’s response to the government’s child poverty consultation. It recommends replacing the current, income-based, measures of poverty with new, wider, measures that reflect the multi-dimensional and complex causes of poverty for both adults and children.
Just Deserts? examines public attitudes towards fairness, poverty and welfare reform. What do we think “fairness” is? Extensive new research finds British voters believe that fairness is about getting what you deserve, not about equality.
Best Behaviour proposes policies on discipline and exclusion which will protect those pupils whose education is harmed by the misbehaviour of others, whilst ensuring that the needs of all children are effectively addressed.