The battle to restore the UK’s public finances has gone hand in hand with public service reform. But is the UK ready to consider the steps needed for a prosperous future and good public services? What changes does this country face in common with other western economies in a global market?
Speaking on Monday 23rd May,Professor Vito Tanzi, Director of Fiscal Affairs at the IMF from 1981-2000, explained the principles for a policy for prosperity and growth.
To Hamish McRae's report on this event in The Independent, click here.
On Wednesday 18th May Politeia and the Embassy of Japan co–hosted a special meeting to consider developments in the Japanese economy and the implications for the UK and globally. Speaking was Kosuke Motani, author of the bestselling The Silver Tsunami, or Japan’s Non-monetary Deflation(2010) and Head of Regional Development in the Development Bank of Japan. Mr Motani also advises the Japanese government on reconstruction in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster.
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On Tuesday 17th May the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister of State for Employment, will set out the Coalition's policy for reform designed to tackle the failures of the benefits system and the culture of dependency, against the background of the UK's need to cut the deficit.
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A Free, Independent, Competing Press:
What policy will protect UK media plurality?
Conference set to respond to Jeremy Hunt's fifteen day consultation deadline
At very short notice to meet the government’s consultation deadline, Politeia is organising a conference to discuss the issues raised by the Culture Secretary’s approval of News Corporation’s bid to take over BSkyB. The aim is to consider the issues raised by the decision and the best policy for a free, flourishing, independent and competing press in the UK.
Members of the panel will include:
- John Whittingdale, MP, Chairman, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee
- Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman, Press Standards Board of Finance Ltd and Executive Director, Telegraph Media Group Ltd
- Perry Keller, Senior Lecturer in Law, Kings College London and author of European and International Media Law: Liberal Democracy, Trade and the New Media(Oxford, 2011)
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What changes will bring a smaller state and a bigger society?
On Monday 21st March 2011, 11.45 am – 1.00 pm Professor Peter Luxton, author of Making Law? Parliament v The Charity Commission, and Hubert Piccarda QC, author of Law and Practice Relating to Charities, considered how the government must tackle the operation of the 2006 Act to restore to this country a vital and flourishing voluntary sector.
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