Tags: "policymaking"

Blogs & Media

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 ×

Blogs & Media

Pilot Error

Pilot Error

With the cross-party talks on social care funding reform now under way, there is at least one option that should not ruled out by politicians: piloting.

January 19, 2012 ×

Publications

Using Social Science to Regulate People Business

Using Social Science to Regulate People, Business and Technology

A “practitioner’s handbook” on the role of social science in regulation and policy.

November 28, 2011 ×

Blogs & Media

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 ×

Blogs & Media

An OBR for social care

An OBR for social care?

The English social care system is characterised by unmet need, excessive rationing by local authorities, over-burdened carers and families facing up to ‘catastrophic costs’. However, the resources required to fix these issues are relatively modest compared to the resources of the state, society and – in particular – the older […]

November 16, 2011 ×

Publications

Politics and the Care Conundrum

Politics and the Care Conundrum

What are the underlying political drivers of England’s long-term care funding problem.

November 10, 2011 ×

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