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The economics and politics of austerity

Theresa May has called a snap general election. Austerity has been the central policy of Conservative-led governments since 2010. This post looks at the economic and political dimensions of austerity, and Theresa May’s position on the policy. 1,937 more words


Grammar schools: does selection help mobility?

Nuala Burgess is an ESRC-funded PhD student at King’s College London. Her PhD examines sixth form selective practices and the ways in which these shape the post-school choices of moderately attaining students, with a particular focus on the HE choosing of students who do not aspire to ‘elite’ universities. 667 more words

Public Services

Housing Vote 2017

This is the start of the Campaign to get Social Housing tenants in the UK to register to vote and to be enabled to make informed choices at the General Election on June 8th 2017. 201 more words

Digital Inclusion

Leaving and learning: should we raise the school leaving age?

Sarah Womack is a former political and social affairs correspondent of the Daily Telegraph. Here she asks – should pupils stay in school until the age of 19? 799 more words


better use of data

I’ve been using the following simplified slides in briefings and discussions about “data sharing” and the “data sharing” provisions in the Digital Economy Bill. I thought I might as well share them more widely. 418 more words

Technology Policy

Libraries gave us power

In Wells-Next-The-Sea, on the north Norfolk coast, in the sunny courtyard of a cafe called Bang!, which is rather lovely and serves a decent coffee. I am reading this week’s Big Issue, bought from the lady on the High Street in Wells rather than our usual chap on Bridlesmith Gate in Nottingham (unavoidable disloyalty). 668 more words