Policy Exchange - The First Hundred Days
How the Government can implement the pledges in its 2019 election manifesto
This Briefing Paper was put together by Policy Exchange researchers and consultants, including: Jack Airey; Head of Housing; Warwick Lightfoot, Head of Economics; Jan Zeber, Economics Research Fellow; Will Heaven, Director of Policy; Iain Mansfield, Head of Education, Science, Skills and Innovation; Benedict McAleenan, Senior Adviser, Energy and Environment; Gabriel Elefteriu, Head of Space Policy; Richard Sloggett, Senior Fellow and Health and Social Care Lead; Chris Doughty, Housing Research Fellow; Sophia Falkner, Research Intern; Richard Walton, Senior Research Fellow; Sir Stephen Laws, Senior Research Fellow; Professor Richard Ekins, Head of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project; Julie Marionneau, Research Fellow, Judicial Power Project.
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Adam Smith Inst - Response to winter economy plan: sensible but not costless24/09/2020 14:35:00
The Adam Smith Institute has released the following statement in response to the Winter Economy Plan.
Ethnic minorities most at risk from debt as economic crisis creates Covid-19 ‘double whammy’, finds IPPR24/09/2020 11:35:00
One in eight employed before pandemic are now out of work, more than twice the UK average, according to new analysis by think tank
IFS - Even after the COVID-19 crisis, councils will need billions of extra funding to address a growing funding gap24/09/2020 10:35:00
English councils are facing a financial double whammy, with increases in costs and losses in income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis coming on top of underlying upwards pressures on spending, especially for adults’ and children’s social care services.
King's Fund - Urgent action is needed to improve working conditions for nurses and midwives24/09/2020 09:35:00
New minimum standards to improve working conditions and a review of 12-hour shifts are needed to address exhaustion and burnout among nurses and midwives, according to a new report from The King’s Fund, commissioned by the RCN Foundation.
10pm closing time “from a random policy generator” says IEA expert22/09/2020 12:35:00
Christopher Snowdon responds to latest coronavirus measures
Every two weeks of lockdown could cost the UK at least £8 billion in lost output, says IEA expert22/09/2020 11:35:00
Julian Jessop, IEA Economics Fellow, commented on the potential economic impact of a second national lockdown
Adam Smith Inst - The state of the (student) unions22/09/2020 10:35:00
The report, from the free market Adam Smith Institute, argues that student unions are perceived as ineffective by students, lack democratic legitimacy, and undermine freedom of association and expression. Extraordinarily, it finds that student unions that receive higher block grants from universities tend to be poorer performing in the National Student Survey.
IFS - Larger funding cuts for schools in poor areas leave them badly placed to deal with COVID-19 challenges22/09/2020 09:35:00
Schools serving more deprived pupils face major challenges over the next few years. Educational inequalities will have widened during lockdown. Planned increases in teacher starting salaries will also weigh more heavily on such schools, given they are more likely to employ new teachers.