...reduce Public Sector Net Debt (PSND) as a share of national income (GDP) and then goes on to consider whether this should be done through aiming to run overall budget...
The Institute for Fiscal Studies ‘Green Budget’ provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. The IFS paper highlights the demanding nature of the Chancellor’s fiscal targets, and analyses the chances of meeting them in the absence of further tax increases or spending cuts.
DfE commissioned research School Performance and Parental Choice of School considers whether parental choice in school admissions works well in an increasingly autonomous system. It has not been able to adequately answer this question due to deficiencies in data made available for analysis, but its review of purposes, research and interventions in this area is…
How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.
Although public opinion polling found a large majority endorsing a reduction in immigration, a more detailed survey indicates that attitudes are more nuanced. These findings, based on research conducted by ICM, are now presented in a policy report from the think tank British Future.
This briefing sheds some light on the spatial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response on disadvantaged communities; in this case, Greater Sydney, using Small Area Labour Market (SALM) data and will be of interest specifically to councillors and local government officers across the Greater Sydney region and wider NSW.
The closure of schools to most children between March and July 2020 and the change to remote learning for most children was unprecedented. This briefing looks at National Audit Office (NAO) report examining the actions of the Government in England during the early stages of the pandemic.
Government initiatives over the last 20 years have encouraged schools to work together in partnership. The DfE has published an independent review of these developments which looks at what has happened and the effectiveness of the partnerships. This CSN briefing is on the DfE review.
As part of the DfE's strategic planning for the development of the childcare market to ensure there is sufficient provision to meet the Government's manifesto commitment to secure an additional 15 hours childcare a week for working parents of 3 and 4-year olds, the DfE has published an economic assessment of the market and childcare…
Using the latest data from the UK government and others, this briefing explores the ethnic disparities existing in educational outcomes, from early years to higher education taking in schools, further education and post-education destinations.