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The Meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

12 Sep 2019 in Briefings

Although the possibility of a no deal Brexit has fallen, it could still happen. This briefing sets out the likely consequences of no deal. It includes a summary of government preparations, with a focus on operation Yellowhammer.



Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

11 Sep 2019

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.






Sure Start Children’s Centres – update

30 Aug 2019 in Briefings

Summary At the heart of an increased focus on early years, public policy since the millennium has been focused on the Sure Start Children’s Centres programme. At its peak, 3,600 centres brought together a range of services designed to improve the life chances of the youngest children and their families including early education and childcare, […]



The Regional and Sectoral Impacts of Brexit

27 Aug 2019 in Briefings

This briefing deals with what has been said so far about specific regional and sectoral impacts of Brexit; it concludes with a brief review of the meaning of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, which has recently come to be considered as a serious policy option in the current debate.