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Unfinished business for the new government

Brexit isn’t the only ‘unfinished business’ Ten ideas from the last decade that remain current for the next 10 years and which the new UK government must address as a matter of priority.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

The mortgage rules debate – divergent interests and collective good

This briefing considers issues relating to housing affordability and credit in the context of the debate regarding the Central Bank’s mortgage lending rules. Relaxation of the rules could be rationalised from particular perspectives. In the short term, it would help some to purchase and would boost activity in various “property”-related services. However, given housing supply…


Is the Iceland model for reducing teenage smoking, drinking and drug use the reason why Iceland beat England in Euro 2016?

Iceland has radically reduced rates of teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years through its “Youth in Iceland” programme to tackle behavioural addiction. This briefing examines why other countries, including the UK, aren’t following suit, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers, in OECD countries, with responsibility for…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

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