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Who governs Britain?

What is the background of the MPs in the new Parliament? What is their education and occupational profile, gender and age? And, how have these trends changed since 2010? This analysis of MPs in the 2015 Parliament addresses these questions and shows how far our elected politicians reflect wider society. Click here to view

Leading experts set out how to secure the future of the NHS

In this timely and important report leading experts from the health world set out their views on what needs to change to ensure the long-term sustainability of the NHS. With the challenges of austerity and an ageing society the authors add their thoughts to the on-going debate on prevention, integration and funding. Click here to view 

Making healthcare work better for the local economy

This new report, featuring contributions from leading policy makers and practitioners, sets out thecompelling economic case for reducing health inequalities. The authors argue that forging closer links between health and local economic growth will be vital to the future success and prosperity of places. Click here to view
Local devolution must deliver a ‘double dividend’

This new discussion paper makes the case that devolution offers the chance to tackle poverty and inequality by doing things differently – but current thinking may lead us towards the same mistakes. The report argues a ‘Double Dividend’ approach is required in which both economic and social success are seen as intrinsic to local prosperity. Social outcomes such as decent wages, and enduring social institutions, are key to an area’s sustainable economic success but are too often seen as a barrier to growth. Click here to view
Ageing population set to cost housing associations an extra £1 billion a year by 2034

This new Smith Institute report suggests that the UK’s ageing population could cost housing associations an extra £1 billion a year by 2034. The report shows that the sector will need to do more to prepare to themselves to meet the needs of an additional half a million residents over 65. Whilst aware of the ageing tenant population they are not always factoring in the potential impacts housing and service needs in their long-term business planning. Click here to view


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Housing associations and an ageing population

Healthcare - The next five years

Towards a suburban renaissance

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