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Childcare reform belongs at the heart of the growth agenda

The Times

Will Tanner and Siobhan Baillie MP write for The Times Red Box on the importance of reforming childcare policy for a thriving economy. They write:

“The childcare system is not fit for purpose for three reasons. First, it is stymied by an overly rigid system of regulations that constrains childcare providers — being a parent requires flexibility, our system of childcare should too. Second, entitlements are overly complicated. Third, subsidies are too bureaucratic and arguably underfunded.

“[…] We are working together on a new report for Onward that will put forward serious ideas to fix the UK’s childcare market once and for all. We hope the government will seize the nettle on this vital issue — the economy will not get the growth we need without it.”

Read the full piece here.

Troubled Waters: Tackling the crisis on England’s coast

Troubled Waters, exposes the divide between England’s coast and inland areas, arguing for a bold economic and social transformation programme.

Great British National Service

Great British National Service: How national service could develop skills, improve mental wellbeing, and increase a sense of belonging among Britain's youth

The Social Mobility Penalty

How local government funding misses areas with fewer opportunities.

Wired for Success

Wired for Success: Reforming Whitehall to support science and technology

Power to the People: How to unlock energy infrastructure by securing community support

Why the UK Government should make community benefits mandatory

Beyond Holyrood

Unlocking local growth in Scotland

City A.M.

Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, discusses the consequences for levelling up if HS2 is scrapped.

New Statesman

Jenevieve Treadwell, Senior Researcher, writes for the New Statesman on the national importance of coastal revival and the political gains supporting this may yield.


Jenevieve Treadwell, Senior Researcher, writes for PoliticsHome on the importance of reviving coastal economies, discussing our recent report Troubled Waters.

The Times

Deputy Director Adam Hawksbee writes for the Times on opportunities to address the housing crisis and regenerate coastal communities.