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Macro-economic Policy

Assets that can't be bought

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Assets that can't be bought

Our life doesn't have to be about going from one drop-in centre to another," says Bee Harries, a patient at the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust (SLaM). Her care support comes in the form of a personal budget, and she uses some of it to pay for her care worker to come on a year-long pottery course with her. This makes Harries something of a model user of the flexibilities envisaged by proponents of personalised services. But the care package she arranged for herself goes some way beyond the latest thinking on personalised public services: she doesn't just accept services - she delivers them.


By NEF, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Policy Resource.


Revolving Immigration

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Revolving Immigration

When Nicolas Sarkozy visited the U.K. in March, he noted that London is now the seventh-largest French city. The British economy benefits greatly from the presence of 300,000 Frenchmen, including some of the best brains from the grandes écoles, and is now reaping the rewards of the recent arrivals from further east.


By IPPR, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.


Public Policy Research

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Public Policy Research

Public Policy Research (PPR) is the quarterly journal of the Institute for Public Policy Research. It features policy-relevant and politically savvy essays about the major issues in the news and those rising up the political agenda, and includes original research and analysis. It publishes the finest international writers and thinkers, including academics, practitioners, and politicians, to provide a platform for topical, intellectual and evidence-based debate


By IPPR, UK.


Macro Economic Policy Resource.