With Nearly 1 Million Unemployed Youths in the UK, New Policy Proposals Aimed at Tackling the Issue Are Necessary

By Nye Cominetti, Socio-Economic Centre Cross-post from LSE, Originally Published March 12, 2014 The government’s policies aimed at tackling youth unemployment in the UK have so far been disappointing: wage incentive payments have had little impact, and there has been less uptake of the government’s apprenticeship scheme than targeted. Thankfully, Nick Clegg has recently come out with … Continue reading With Nearly 1 Million Unemployed Youths in the UK, New Policy Proposals Aimed at Tackling the Issue Are Necessary

Regaining Political Control Over the British Quango State: The Public Bodies Reform

By Haram Lee, University of Southern California In Britain, quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations) have been an integral part of the British government. The history of these special-purpose agencies working at an arm’s length distance from the ministers goes as far as the 17th century. Before the current Coalition Government came into power, Britain was in … Continue reading Regaining Political Control Over the British Quango State: The Public Bodies Reform