Health and Care
All advanced economies have to face up to the demographic and technological realities: demand for health and care services are going to increase inexorably, just at the time when fewer tax payers are available to provide the resources . . .
Education and Lifelong Learning
How does the UK’s productivity gap get closed? What will the well paid, fulfilling jobs of the future demand? How do our universities maintain their world leading positions? Can everyone really be helped to reach their potential . . .
Economic Development and Business Support
Economic and trading conditions are more uncertain now than for decades, and business success will demand more than ever innovation, adaptability and collaboration across sectors and industries. The need for government to use its position for the benefit of all has rarely been more important . . .
Employment, Labour Markets and Welfare Reform
The world of work is changing, careers are fragmenting, new ways of making a living emerging, skill needs increasing, working lives lengthening . . .
Regeneration and Community Development
Too many places continue to lag behind, fuelling not just poverty and inequality, but resentment and despair. Uncertain economic conditions raise the stakes. Yet communities harbour assets and skills which can build resilience and raise aspirations . . .