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Moving on: the cost of high staff turnover in the civil service

Excessive staff turnover in the civil service is costing the government up to £74 million a year

Immigration: picking the low-hanging fruits

Opinion surveys consistently show that the British public is overwhelmingly hostile to immigration. This widespread hostility actively

Setting the record straight: how record employment has changed the UK

On the eve of the global financial crisis, the UK’s employment rate was 73.0 per cent. A

All immigration is local

The SMF ‘All Immigration is Local’ report has found that local pressures due to immigration could be

Winter is coming. HealthTech is here

Winter is coming. HealthTech is here examined how innovation and technology could help alleviate pressures and provide

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