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Blogs by Emma Revell

Emma joined the Centre for Policy Studies in January 2017 and is responsible for promoting our publications and events. Prior to joining the CPS, Emma worked as a Development Officer with a not-for-profit social care organisation.

  • Government sleepwalked into sleep-in crisis

    Government sleepwalked into sleep-in crisis

    | Social Policy
    Yesterday MENCAP announced that they may have to withdraw from providing support for more than 2000 adults with learning disabilities unless the row over back pay is settled. The debate around funding the future of social care often focuses on older adults and their associated medical needs, especially when we face ...
  • Segregation isn’t the answer to sexual assault

    Segregation isn’t the answer to sexual assault

    | Social Policy
    Chris Williamson MP has re-ignited the debate around women-only train carriages after he suggested they could be a possible solution to the rising number of sexual assaults being reported on trains in the UK.The idea of women-only carriages was previously put forward by Jeremy Corbyn shortly before he became Labour ...
  • On infrastructure spending, the North remembers

    On infrastructure spending, the North remembers

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    On 24 July Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced his support for Crossrail 2 – a £30billion project that will link London’s south-west and north through Victoria – as he believed “there was no doubt London needed new infrastructure in order to retain its status as the UK’s economic powerhouse.”That would ...
  • Prescriptions for art classes - the future of the NHS

    Prescriptions for art classes - the future of the NHS

    | Healthcare
    On Wednesday 19 July 2017, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health, and Wellbeing published a report entitled “Creative Health: The Arts for Wellbeing and Health” which recommended that doctors should prescribe non-medical activities in order to improve the health and wellbeing on the public. This follows a 2015 report ...
  • Star salaries aren't the problem, BBC over-reach is

    Star salaries aren't the problem, BBC over-reach is

    | Media & Technology
    Yesterday the CPS got a call asking if there was anyone who could speak to BBC Radio Lancashire about the future of the licence fee given today’s announcements, the implication being there would be calls for it to be scrapped in the face of such large pay packets being revealed. ...
  • Does Brexit ping-pong make the case for Lords Reform?

    Does Brexit ping-pong make the case for Lords Reform?

    | Constitution & Democracy
    Manifestos have been published for what is probably one of the most distinctly British elections. It’s not the election of an MP or a councillor, the electorate is relatively small, and turnout has historically been high. March 21 will be polling day for the election of a hereditary peer to ...
  • We should celebrate the re-defining of prisons

    We should celebrate the re-defining of prisons

    | Prisons & Addiction
    Yesterday Justice Secretary Liz Truss put forward the Prisons and Courts Bill which the government’s website described as “paving the way for the biggest overhaul of prisons in a generation”. The bill includes policies to end the practice of abuse victims being questioned by their attackers in court, creates 2,000 ...
  • Britain’s Women Problem

    Britain’s Women Problem

    | Economy
    ONS data show that the average wage earned by a woman in 2013 was 19.7% lower than that of a man. Given that it has been forty years since the Equal Pay Act came into force, this is a shocking and somewhat absurd statistic. Naturally, the disparity in earnings between ...