Monthly Archives: January 2016

Disability and the Bedroom Tax: Discretionary Payments Violate Statutory Rights

The Guardian reported today that the Appeal Court have ruled the Bedroom Tax unlawful with respect to two cases – a victim of domestic violence “A”, and a severely disabled teenager, Warren Todd.   The outcome is an important stepping-stone in … Continue reading

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Learning lessons: we need to encourage more policy sharing and less innovation

Sophie Wilson from the Institute for Government argues that there is too much focus on innovation in public services, and the we should focus more on learning from, and expanding, ‘what works’. We all like new things. Whether it’s the latest gadget … Continue reading

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Managing Flooding Crises: the Need for Common Sense

In this article Ed Thompson considers ‘local resilience’ as understood from an emergency management perspective, in relation to recent and past flooding. Almost on a yearly basis there seems to be a flooding crisis in some part of the UK, … Continue reading

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