In January the Commission was invited in to 10 Downing St to discuss its work on industrial strategy. Commissioners met with George Freeman MP, Chairman of the No 10 Policy Board, and John Godfrey, Head of the No 10 Policy Unit, along with other members of the Unit. With the meeting taking place just before the publication of the Government’s Green Paper on industrial strategy, there was a useful exchange of views and perspectives. The Commission will publish its own working paper on industrial strategy later this spring.
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.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.