The government has a target to cut carbon emissions by twenty per cent by 2010 and by sixty per cent by 2050 in its Climate Change Programme. But carbon emissions have risen and, if things don't change radically, the government will miss its target.
This report critically examines the government's targets and assesses the specific policies to increase energy efficiency and cut emissions.
Catherine Mitchell and Bridget Woodman offer an overview of the issues that the government must address and recommend practical policies to put the Climate Change Programme back on course.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
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