Choosing to Learn: Improving participation after compulsory education. Simone Delorenzi and Peter Robinson. Low rates of participation in post-16 education and training have long been recognised as one of the significant weaknesses in Englsnd's learning system. And those who leave education are disproportionately from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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The Ethical Consumerism Report 2005. The Ethical Consumerism Report, which acts as a barometer of ethical spending in the UK , shows that in 2004 UK consumers spent a total of £25.8 billion in line with their values, an increase of 15 per cent on the previous year. Over the same period, UK household expenditure increased by only 3.7 per cent.
By New Economics Foundation, UK.
In defence of Britain's most hated buildings. By John Adams. As the Gateshead car park is voted one of the most hated buildings in the country, John Adams defends this iconic structure and argues that development needs to build upon industrial heritage, not gloss over it.
What if? a UK model for compulsory pensions. Published just before the long awaited Pension Commission report on the future of pensions the SMF Working Group?s report explores how pension compulsion might best be implemented should Adair Turner favour this as a policy for meeting the challenges facing the UK pension system.
By Social Market Foundation, UK.