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Unlocking Growth

Unlocking Growth

Patrick Burgess -

In this paper, Patrick Burgess examines proposals to exapnd venture capital investment activity in the UK.

Funding the Basic State Pension

Funding the Basic State Pension

Norman Blackwell - Economy

The report of the Independent Panel on Pension Reform.

Ofcom is Watching You

Ofcom is Watching You

George Trefgarne - Media & Technology

In this paper, George Trefgarne examines the implications of the establishment of Ofcom.

Limits to EU Integration (The Fifth Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Limits to EU Integration (The Fifth Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture)

Lord Owen - Foreign Policy

Lord Owen delivers the fifth Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture, where he proposes eight amendments to the Union Treaties to ensure national sovereignty, as well as the growth of a more dynamic Europe, in Limits to EU Integration.

A Raw Deal for Lone Parents: Evaluating the Evidence

A Raw Deal for Lone Parents: Evaluating the Evidence

David Willetts MP and Nicholas Hillman - Social Policy

Gordon brown announced the New Deal for Lone Parents in his July 1997 Budget. Harriet Harman, then Secretary of State for Social Security, claimed ‘nearly all lone parents want to work… They want to work, not despite their children, but because of them’… we will hope lone mothers get off benefit and into work’.

The Betrayed Generations - Standards in British Schools 1950-2000

The Betrayed Generations - Standards in British Schools 1950-2000

JOHN MARKS - Public Services

OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS education has risen up the political agenda in Britain primarily because of widespread concern about low standards. There are enormous variations in standards from school to school – even with schools of the same type in similar areas.

The great and good? The rise of the new class

The great and good? The rise of the new class

Martin McElwee - General

The Prime Minister has a vision of a New Britain. Central to this vision is the creation of a “New Class”, a new elite placed in positions of authority, who will propagate the new spirit of the age and spread the principles of the Third Way across Britain.

Unfair Funding

Unfair Funding

Nick Seaton - Public Services

In October 1996, the Centre for Policy Studies published the first ever tables of school funding.

The Bad Samaritan: The War of Independence Part Two

The Bad Samaritan: The War of Independence Part Two

Maurice Saatchi and Peter Warburton - Economy

What to do? The War of Independence: a Declaration proposed by a radical reform of the tax and benefit system. The plan was to raise the income threshold, below which people do not pay tax, from its present level of £4,300 to £15,000.

Second Amongst Equals

Second Amongst Equals

Tessa Keswick - General

Tessa Keswick argues for a radical reform in the recent Conservative Party attitude to women in the report, 'Second Amongst Equals.'

Can self-government survive? Britain and the European Union

Can self-government survive? Britain and the European Union

Nevil Johnson - Constitution & Democracy

In this paper, Nevil Johnson seeks to look again at the peculiar challenges that the evolution of the EU presents to a nation like Britain which remains for the most part doubtful about the onward march to ‘ever closer union.

Nice and After: The EU Treaty and Associated Issues

Nice and After: The EU Treaty and Associated Issues

Brian Hindley - Constitution & Democracy

In this paper, Briain Hindley examines the implications of the EU Treaty of Nice.

Nice and Beyond: The Parting of the Ways

Nice and Beyond: The Parting of the Ways

Christopher Booker - Constitution & Democracy

In this paper, Christopher Booker examines the implications of the Treaty of Nice.

Freedom for Schools

Freedom for Schools

Sean Williams - Public Services

Member of the Number 10 Policy Unit from 1995 - 1997, Sean Williams looks at the current education system and recommends ways in which the leadership of schools can have the freedom and authority to run them as they like best, while also remaining accountable to the public.

Towards

Towards "A Treaty of Commerce": Euroland and NAFTA Compared

Keith Marsden -

Economics Consultant Keith Marsden compares and contrasts the benefits of the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and members of the European Monetray Union (Euroland) in the report, Towards "A Treaty of Commerce".