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Certainty peace of mind and fairness

Certainty, peace of mind and fairness

The economy flounders in and out of recession. The Chancellor’s deficit reduction plan has failed. The coalition parties may or may not be punished at the next election.

November 29, 2012 ×

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Society is running out of time to renew the political party

Society is running out of time to renew the political party

As we approach the party conference season, the Olympics hangover, the Eurozone debt crisis and our double-dip economy are likely to divert attention from an undeniable fact: the UK’s political parties are in crisis.

September 14, 2012 ×

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Civil servants advising opposition parties can we afford not to do this

Civil servants advising opposition parties: can we afford not to do this?

A recent story in The Times reported that senior civil servants want closer links with Labour before the next general election, including helping with the party’s manifesto. Although different options are available, one or two-year secondments seem the most likely model.

August 28, 2012 ×

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The potential effect of an economic war

The potential effect of an ‘economic war’

It really started in the summer of 2008, when Lehman Brothers collapsed and the global financial system teetered on meltdown. Going about their lives on the weekend of September 13th, ordinary people had to come to terms with a strange, new reality: risks and uncertainties they were not familiar with and […]

April 3, 2012 ×

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Political scientists and the care conundrum

Political scientists and the care conundrum

Few, if any, policy areas have as been neglected by political scientists as social care funding, despite a long-running policy debate on how to fund the long-term care of older people in England, which most recently gained some prominence with the final report of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of […]

November 17, 2011 ×

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Legal aid reforms may leave welfare, employment and health disputes unresolved

Legal aid reforms may leave welfare, employment and health disputes unresolved

Legal aid exists to ensure that those least able to afford legal services (advice and representation before a court or tribunal) have access to justice through the UK’s legal systems.

October 24, 2011 ×

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