Topic: Policy issues

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Elective Home Education in a post-pandemic world: why more needs to be done for our growing number of home-schooled children

A second year of exam cancellations and equity issues has fuelled concerns of a ‘lost generation’ of home-schooled children who ...
COVID-19 has shown that compassionate leadership is essential for the future of the UK’s health and social care

COVID-19 has shown that compassionate leadership is essential for the future of the UK’s health and social care

The crisis in NHS and care staffing dates back to before the pandemic struck – but COVID-19 has heightened levels ...

RESEARCH NOTES

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to share information and build trust among minority ethnic communities who use oral languages?

What has COVID-19 taught us about how to share information and build trust among minority ethnic communities who use oral languages?

A study of UK Bangladeshi experiences of the pandemic suggests good evidence communication requires trusted mediators and a narrative framing ...
Bridgend, Wales

The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?

A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But what ...
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of qualitative evidence as part of an effective response – and it is key to an inclusive recovery too

Key learnings from the pandemic include the need to challenge longstanding assumptions of quantitative evidence as ‘gold standard’ if we ...
Community is Strength billboard, London

COVID-19 has shown how deeply some governments distrust their citizens. Such incorrect assumptions about human behaviour must be challenged

When an inquiry is eventually held about the UK’s response to COVID-19, full attention must be paid to the psychological ...
The UK’s COVID recovery strategy will only ‘build back better’ if it delivers for low-paid workers

The UK’s COVID recovery strategy will only ‘build back better’ if it delivers for low-paid workers

Policymakers should not assume that a rising minimum wage and reopened economy will be sufficient to achieve an inclusive pandemic ...
How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

How should we address the many social inequalities amplified by COVID-19? The case for social multipliers

Geoff Mulgan offers a policy-focused response to IPPO's Action On Inequalities event, which saw several hundred policymakers, researchers and practitioners ...