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Incentive regulation, productivity growth and environmental effects: the case of electricity networks in Great Britain

This paper analyses the productivity growth of electricity transmission and distribution networks in Great Britain and how changes in incentive mechanisms have influenced the measured total factor productivity (TFP). It also examines the effects of quality of service and environmental targets on measured productivity growth...
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No longer 'managing': the rise of working poverty and fixing Britain's broken social settlement

This paper traces the emergence of a poorly understood social challenge and one which symbolises Britain’s broken ‘social settlement’ - the continued rise in working poverty since the beginning of this century.
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Unequal Britain: attitudes to inequalities after COVID-19

Based on a nationally representative survey of over 2,000 people, this study examines attitudes towards different types of inequality, in the context of the coronavirus crisis.
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What next? Priorities for Britain

A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.
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Britain under lockdown

This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...
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Fact Check: Are train drivers in the Pilbara the highest paid in the world?

UK transport commentator, Christian Wolmar claims train drivers in the Pilbara earn about $240,000 a year and are probably the highest-paid train drivers in the world.
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Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
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An inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press

For the seventh time in less than 70 years, a report has been commissioned by the Government which has dealt with concerns about the press. 1 It was sparked by public revulsion about a single action – the hacking of the mobile phone of a...
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Government and the voluntary sector: investigating funding and engagement

This UK report looks into federal government involvement regarding volunteering in the community sector. Compact Voice issued Freedom of Information requests to a number of central government departments to determine levels of funding of the voluntary sector, changes to this funding, engagement with the sector...
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A taxonomy of virtual worlds usage in education

This paper focuses on the uses of virtual worlds for education and synthesises over 90 published academic papers, reports and educational websites from around the world. Virtual Worlds are an important tool in modern education practices as well as providing socialisation, entertainment and a laboratory...
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Renewable energy getting the benefits right for social housing

This report examines how the benefits of Feed-in Tariffs and new and innovative funding mechanisms for energy efficiency can be accessed by social housing. Although some social landlords have been able to access FITs to install solar panels, the policy was not designed with the...
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The challenges of developing and managing mixed tenure housing

This report looks into the sustainable housing options available in Scotland, UK. Whilst the financial climate is restricting overall investment in affordable housing, mixed tenure developments now account for a greater proportion of the affordable housing investment programme than has ever been the case previously...
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On the periphery? Understanding low and discontinued internet use amongst young people in Britain

In the UK, the Internet has become an important feature of the lives of the majority of young people. However, there is a significant minority of young people who are not able to navigate or connect properly with the online world. They are, in other...
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Empowering the third billion: women and the world of work in 2012

This report ranks 128 countries based on their track record in enabling women to play a substantial role in the global economy. Countries that take steps to empower women as employees and entrepreneurs can reap social and economic benefits. Nearly 1 billion women around the...
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The back on track alternative provision pilots: final report

This report sets out the findings from research into the Back on Track alternative provision pilots. These projects stemmed from a commitment in the 2008 White Paper, Back on Track: A strategy for modernising alternative provision for young people (DCSF, 2008), to transform the quality...
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Homelessness kills: an analysis of the mortality of homeless people in early twenty-first century England, 2012

This study is the first that investigates the mortality of homeless people for all causes of death at the national level in England. It looked at national death records and matched the postcode given in each of them to the known addresses of homeless projects...
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Optimising welfare reform outcomes for social tenants. Understanding the financial management issues for different tenant groups

The policy background is the UK Coalition Government’s introduction of radical reforms to the welfare and benefits system, encapsulated in the Welfare Reform Act of 2012. These reforms are shaped by an over-arching drive to “make work pay” and reduce the number of workless households...
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Hidden talents: examples of transition of careers guidance from local authorities to schools

This Local Government Association commissioned report helps collate case study examples of local authorities supporting schools in their enhanced role to provide independent and impartial careers guidance to young people. Eight LAs were selected by the LGA and NFER carried out telephone interviews with the...
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Valuing the impact of adult learning: an analysis of the effect of adult learning on different domains in life

This paper works towards providing the evidence to support the case for protecting adult learning and illustrates the true impact of the policy of investing in community learning. The impact that adult learning has on four different areas in life is assessed and using a...
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Public risk perceptions, understandings and responses to climate change in Australia and Great Britain

This final report presents and discusses national survey findings from a collaborative and cross-national research project undertaken by Griffith University (Australia) and Cardiff University (UK) examining public risk perceptions, understandings and responses to the threat and unfolding impacts of climate change in Australia and Great...