General Reports and Other Publications

IISS: The International Institute for Strategic Studies highlights how the superpowers retain vast nuclear stockpiles but, despite the benefits for non-proliferation & budgeting, they are wary of cutting them, fearing that fewer warheads means less strategic stability.
Press release & links
 
ESRC: 50 years after legalisation, the UK's betting shops are attracting a new type of customer.  This widening appeal may have harmful consequences in terms of problem gambling, argues initial research findings funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Press release & links
 
PC&PE: There is a risk that providers of the Government’s new Work Programme might focus their attention on jobseekers who are easier to place in work, at the expense of those who face greater challenges to finding jobs, according to a report published by the Work and Pensions Select Committee.  The report, Work Programme: providers and contracting arrangements, also warns that the £5bn Work Programme presents significant financial risks for the Government and its service providers.
Press release & links
 
Newswire – CIPDEmployee confidence & trust in senior leaders has dropped to record lows as the economic downturn continues to erode workers’ standard of living & undermine job security.  These are the headline findings from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) spring 2011 Employee Outlook survey based on a representative sample of 2,000 people in employment in the UK.
Press release & links
 
PX: New research from think tank Policy Exchange reveals that the gap between public sector & private sector pay is still rising. Despite private sector workers losing out during the recession, public sector workers have seen their advantage grow.
Press release & links ~ TUC comment
 
PwC: The fourth edition of Cities of Opportunity released by PwC, shows that the financial crisis has not damaged London’s position as the city with the most economic clout in the world, as it performs strongly on the percentage of workforce employed in the financial & business services industry and the strength of currency.
 
In addition, London’s position as a city that it is easy to do business in is confirmed as it ranks fourth of the 26 cities surveyed and performs highly in such indicators as ease of entry, flexibility of visa travel, workforce management risk and the number of foreign embassies or consulates.
Press release & links
 
ipcc: The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published its report into the death of Ian Tomlinson. The jury at the inquest into Mr Tomlinson's death returned a verdict of unlawful killing on 3 May 2011.
Press release ~ Ian Tomlinson Investigation reports and related documents