The early response to automatic enrolment has been positive but the government can still do more to encourage saving, especially for the young and the self-employed.Read More
In this paper, Michael Gove re-examines the 'peace process' in Northen Ireland.
In this paper, Andrew Tyrie MP outlines how Parliament could be strengthened to more effectively hold the executive to account.
Since the 1970s, there has been a substantial growth in arrangements set up to look after pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs (or “SEN”). This has been accompanied by a rising tide of superficially persuasive rhetoric – emanating from a large special needs lobby and speaking a language which is often ambiguous but which gives the appearance of being compassionate.
In this paper, the authors explore the regulatory framework put forward by Labour for the financial services industry.
Former Head of the Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street during 1982-3, Ferdinand Mount delivers the Sir Keith Joseph Memorial Lecture on a new agenda for the home government.
In this paper, Keith Marsden examines Tony Blair's decision to increase real terms health funding by 5 per cent per year.
To celebrate 25 years of the CPS, board member Matthew d'Ancona examines the legacy of the think-tank and its breadth of output.
Tessa Keswick, Rosemary Pockley and Angela Guillaume discuss the role of women in today's Conservative Party, and how the leadership must act now in order to win back the women's vote in Conservative Women.
In this paper, QC Mark examines the legal underpinnings surrounding the Kosovo issue.
IN REAL TERMS, EDUCATION SPENDING in Britain has increased almost four-fold since the war, but most authorities agree that reading standards have hardly changed.
Maurice Saatchi looks at the way in which economics is perceived by people, and why the Conservative Party needs to rediscover its identity in this respect.
In this paper, Conservative MP David Willetts examines the lessons that the Conservative Party can learn from previous landslide election defeats.
New Labour’s two main education ambitions – to raise standards in schools and to offer real choice to parents – were admirable in their intentions: after all, as it stated in its Manifesto, nearly half of all 11-year-olds in England and Wales were unable to read well enough to cope with the secondary syllabus.
In this paper, economist Keith Marsden examines the statistical evidence and concludes that moves towards the Franco-German model of economic policy and harmonisation will be bad for Europe.
Chairman of the Campaign for Real Education (CRE), Nick Seaton investigates the funding of schools and asks why the LEAs have far too much control over our schools in 'Fair Funding or Fiscal Fudge?'