The British economy is beset by poor productivity - and it is about to start putting a real squeeze on growth. Its effects have been cushioned by high employment, but with few workers left to add to the Labour market, the only way to boost GDP is to improve productivity. With his deficit target under threat from productivity downgrades, the Budget represents the Chancellor's best chance to tackle the problem.Read More
The origins of the Property Services Agency can fairly be traced back to the Middle Ages when the Sovereign employed a Clerk of the Works to maintain the royal palaces.
It is time to challenge the railway industry. If policy is not changed, it could degenerate. It is too comfortable, constricted and confused. Alternatively, but seemingly so much more laborious it could be reborn. It has the best prospect on offer in nearly a century.
On Friday 28th October the Centre for Policy Studies assembled some 100 railway enthusiasts, analysts, critics and transport specialists for a conference to discuss ways forward for British railways.
For the last 150 years local authorities of various persuasions have represented and served their various communities.
In his speech in January to an audience especially invited by the Centre for Policy Studies, the Chancellor of the Exchequer was eloquent on the necessity, and the force, of new ideas to sustain and carry forward a government.
Earlier this month, Margaret Thatcher became the longest serving Prime Minister this century – and indeed well before the next election it will have become mathematically impossible for anyone else to take the record from her.
Britain's electricity supply industry is on the verge of a programme of heavy capital expenditure, to fill a supply gap forecast to widen rapidly in the early years of the next decade.
Very many people concerned with education look with alarm at the threat to educational standards at A-level.
In 1950, despite all the strains of the aftermath of a world war, the British people enjoyed the seventh highest living standard of major developed nations.
Privatisation schemes can have three principal objectives, between which there are potential conflicts.
When children leave English schools today, few are able to speak and write English correctly; even fewer have a familiarity with the literacy heritage of the language.
Over the last nine years, Conservative Wandsworth Council has reversed the downward spiral so typical of the inner city.
The National Health Service is under attack, perhaps more than at any time since its foundation in 1948.
We cannot escape from history, Our lives are governed by what happened in the past, our decisions by what we believe to have happened.