Significant concerns over the scale of recent immigration have brought about calls for a more selective approach to who is let in to the United Kingdom. But do we really want migrants who come to the UK to be just like us?
For too long the UK has relied on cheap energy from the North Sea which has stopped us from investing in energy efficient homes. The UK lags behind the rest of Europe and UNISON argue that a radical new programme is needed.
The government have allocated 73 million pounds in the quest to unlock the potential of Big Data. Within the social sciences the ESRC has been given money to develop four new research centres to allow policy makers, local government and business to benefit from the “Big Data revolution”.
Stringent anti-bullying measures and other support strategies could ensure disabled children have fewer behavioural issues in their early years says new research using the Millennium Cohort Study.
A growing body of evidence shows that commuting to work by foot, bike and also by public transport could not only be good for our health but also for the economy.
Dementia in old age worries us all. Recent research suggests the risk of dementia in the UK is going down, but this could be reversed if we fail to put more focus on prevention rather than cure, says Iain Lang.
Changes in the labour market and in the skillset of those looking for work are presenting new challenges, according to interim findings from a six-month inquiry by the Skills Commission.
Rogue landlords are too often able to evict tenants without good reason, Sarah Teather MP believes. She explores the evidence behind her Private Members’ Bill, which aims to reform the system.
The Scottish Referendum was one of the most successful democratic moments of all time. But was it good news for youth engagement? Andy Thornton examines the evidence.
Eight months ahead of the next general election, migration politics remain unnerving – perhaps toxic – for all major political parties, argues Shamit Saggar.