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The UK Government Spending Ratio: Back to the 1930s?
Public spending will be at levels of Gordon Brown, says Politeia's new economic spending analysis
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.
In The UK Government Spending Ratio: Back to the 1930s?, David B. Smith shows that the changes to accounting procedures and the measures officially used to report public spending ratios tend to underestimate levels of public spending. In particular, the new European rules which have just come into force (ESA 2010) make a like for like comparison difficult to establish. To this problem must be added the further complication of what is, or is not, included by government for calculating public spending.
Magistrates Work! Restoring Local Justice
The political parties are now in general election mode for the 2015 election. The country has been warned that more cuts are on the way to tackle the levels of deficit which remain. The question for many will be how can the principles on which justice rests be maintained despite economic stringency?
In Politeia's new publication, Magistrates Work!the authors* take stock of the consequences of the closure of magistrates courts before and since 2010, including the damage to access to justice, transparency and rising costs.
Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation
Martin Howe QC
Launched at a special meeting in Birmingham with Martin Howe QC, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Dominic Grieve MP on 30th September 2014.
The Prime Minister has called for a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with Europe, and all the main parties are committed to EU reform.
This week, Politeia published Zero Plus: The Principles of EU Renegotiation by leading EU lawyer and government legal adviser, Martin Howe QC. As author of Politeia's Safeguarding Sovereignty, Mr Howe inspired the European Union Act 2011. Howe's latest proposals have the potential to redefine the terms of Britain's EU debate.
Here Is The City's coverage of the pamphlet gives an extensive review of Howe's thesis.
Working Systems: Towards Safer NHS Nursing
Dr. Tony Hockley
NHS failings, including many which affect the day to day care of sick people, have been all too prominent in the UK. They have raised serious concerns about the standards of care in our hospitals and led to a number of official inquiries and recommendations. They have prompted questions about the structures for accountability, the system for investigating concerns and, not least, staffing levels.