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Implementing GP Commissioning suggests that the Health and Social Care Bill’s proposals to abolish every Primary Care Trust (PCT) by 2013 could lead to the new structure replicating the existing system in all but name. The report says that by slowing down the proposed reforms, the potential to deliver real and lasting transformation in the NHS is enormous.
Policy Exchange responds to the measures announced in Budget 2011.
More Homes: Fewer Empty Buildings proposes that, as part of a strategy for growth, the government should reform the Use Classes Order to make it much easier to move buildings and land from Use Classes A (retail) and B (employment) to C3 (dwelling houses).
Police Overtime Expenditure examines the significant variance in overtime between police forces in England & Wales.
On Fairness offers a concrete, simple and intuitive notion of what it means to be fair: that being fair is a special kind of being proportionate, with particular application in respect of equality, proportionality, and desert.
This report explores the judicial landscape of the UK’s three supreme courts – in London, in Strasbourg and in Luxembourg (the European Court of Justice) – and the new human rights context in which the judiciary and politicians now operate.
Universities could reduce potential student debt or protect teaching and research by being more imaginative about how they are run. The study calls for the HE sector to outsource functions like maintenance and accommodation that have little to do with education.
Bank Creditors, Moral Hazard and Systemic Risk Regulation argues that there should be a semi-automatic procedure to recapitalise troubled banks whereby bank bonds are converted into equity.
Planning Curses shows how despite efforts to streamline planning, vital projects are not going ahead because of over-elaborate and unrealistic economic predictions.