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As the nation’s waistlines continue to grow, there is a need for a systematic review into the effectiveness of interventions aimed at tackling obesity, says the latest research by leading think tank Policy Exchange.
School Funding and Social Justice sets out how to establish a ‘pupil premium’ by attaching extra money for schools to pupils from disadvantaged communities according to their postcode.
The Cost of Complexity sets out in detail the complexity of the British tax system and the malign influence this has on the economy.
When Hassle Means Help, with contributions from international welfare experts, examines why conditionality works well in other countries, such as the US, Sweden and Germany – why it isn’t working in the UK – and how governments can most effectively get people back into work.
Each year, in England and Wales, approximately 66,000 offenders will return to society from prison. The estimated total cost of re-offending to society is £13 billion per year. You’re Hired! investigates ways of encouraging the employment of ex-offenders, thus reducing these figures.
In this report, we argue that preventing deforestation, promoting afforestation/reforestation and stopping peatland destruction are some of the cheapest and most effective ways of reducing global emissions.
In their third report in the series on regeneration in the UK, Cities Unlimited, Tim Leunig and James Swaffield recommend a series of radical proposals that would reverse the trend of decline in the North and inject a much needed momentum back into regeneration policy.
The Million Vote Mandate examines a range of the big issues which will challenge the new Mayor and ultimately determine the success of his mayoralty.
Professor Charlie Brooker and Ben Ullmann argue that levels of mental health staffing would need to be tripled in order to reach service levels equivalent to that of the wider community but that rates of reoffending would have to fall by less than 1% to make this improvement cost effective.
Going Ballistic’s findings support four primary arguments: that official crime figures do not reflect the experiences of many communities in England and Wales; that information and intelligence sharing between agencies is lacking; that early intervention and prevention work needs to be targeted and expanded and that the relevant legislation governing gun and knife crime is a mess.