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Politeia's latest publications

Politeia's Latest Publication

Banking on Recovery

Towards an accountable, stable financial sector

By Lord McFall, Dr Syed Kamall, Dr Gerard Lyons, Professors Richard Roberts, Forrest Capie, Geoffrey Wood, Kent Matthews, David B. Smith, Melanie Powell, Dr Eugene Michaels and  Dr Sheila Lawlor.

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Read Stephen Hammond MP's response to the publication.

Publication: Thursday 21st of April 2016

The financial crisis of 2007/8 and its causes still loom large in the debate about Britain’s economy and its recovery. While politicians and economists agree on some of the main contributing factors and the broad principles needed to guide future policy, there is less certainty about next steps. How should the law be shaped? Are the UK government and its European counterparts on the right tracks?

In this volume, some of Britain’s leading UK economists and politicians in the field, reassess the crisis, the regulatory response and the wider implications. They contrast the turbulence of recent decades with the stability of the preceding century; they discuss the different factors leading to the crisis, including some hitherto largely ignored; and they show where the official response has been and continues to be flawed, badly timed and damaging.

New Politeia Publication

 
Dumbing Down the Law— 
The SRA Proposals for Legal Training 
 
By Professor Anthony Bradney,
in response to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. 
 
 
 
Publication: Thursday 11th February
 
Britain’s legal services attract business from across the world. Not only is the UK’s legal system seen to be fair, effective and reliable. But the legal profession’s knowledge, professionalism and quality of work guarantees the high standards under which the law operates. Indeed, as Politeia's new study by Anthony Bradney explains, evidence commissioned in 2013 by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, concluded that the present system for qualifying to become a solicitor worked well.   
 
However, Professor Bradney warns in Dumbing Down the Law - The SRA Proposals for Legal Training, all this might now be the victim of arbitrary change.

New Politeia Publication: The British Bill of Rights

The British Bill of Rights - Protecting Freedom Under the Law
 
Jonathan Fisher QC

 
Publication: Monday 7thDecember 2015 
 
 
The new Conservative government is set to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights. In Parliament, amongst the legal profession and in the country, a lively debate has opened.
 
In Politeia’s new study, A British Bill of Rights: Protecting Freedom Under the Law, Jonathan Fisher QC explains why the Human Rights Act 1998 has failed despite Britain’s rich common law tradition of individual rights and liberties. The British people do not trust the present legal arrangements under the Human Rights Act. As the author argues:
 
A domestic instrument which reflects Britain’s legal and historical heritage, culture and contemporary values will, if properly drafted, give the people of Britain a document in respect of which they can feel a sense of ownership and pride.

Recent Publications - Highlights

 

Pensions and Savings Publications

Paying for the Future:

              Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare
 
                    Dr Ludger Schuknecht
         Matthias Dauns
          Dr Werner Ebert
 

Introduce Competition and Contribution for Successful Healthcare and Pensions! Changes Needed if UK is to Meet Rising Demand.

Western societies are ageing. As people live longer, the ratio of workers to pensioners continues to shrink. At the same time the costs for healthcare and pensions are rising.

Can governments meet growing need and balance the books while encouraging economic growth?

 
 
 
 The UK Government Spending Ratio:
                                            Back to the 1930s?
     
                  David B Smith​
 
As the debate over reductions to Government spending ratios looks set to dominate the electoral campaign, Politeia’s analysis by the economist, David B. Smith, considers what the figures for public spending really are.

Recent Publication: Paying for the Future

Paying for the Future:
Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare
 
Dr Ludger Schuknecht
Matthias Dauns
Dr Werner Ebert
 
Publication: Spring 2015

Introduce Competition and Contribution for Successful Healthcare and Pensions! Changes Needed if UK is to Meet Rising Demand

Western societies are ageing. As people live longer, the ratio of workers to pensioners continues to shrink. At the same time the costs for healthcare and pensions are rising.

Can governments meet growing need and balance the books while encouraging economic growth?

In Paying for the Future: Working Systems for Pensions and Healthcare, Ludger Schuknecht and economists from Germany’s Finance Ministry explain what makes systems effective and cost-efficient.

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