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Education & Skills Insights – 2021

GK's education experts, including former education Minister, David Laws share their thoughts on key education and skills issues: A new university admissions system? What will come from the new Green Jobs Taskforce? The National Tutoring Programme, funding, and media scrutiny Children’s social care is still ripe for investment: Here’s why Will COVID-19 change anything for early years? In difficult times, research impact can be a...

Testing is the key to success of the Adult Social Care Winter Plan

By Phil Hope, former Care Minister and GK Adviser The Adult Social Winter Care Plan published recently is hugely important as it sets out the national support available for the social care sector for the next six months of the winter and the main actions to be taken by local authorities, NHS organisations and social care providers including the voluntary and community sector (VCSE). There is a sense that older people have borne the brunt of this pandemic and that care homes...

David Laws, GK Strategic Advisor – Views on the Spending Review

With the UK and world economy facing unprecedented economic disruption, there has been little peace at Her Majesty’s Treasury for many months now, and the Autumn looks to be just as busy – the Chancellor has promised to deliver a Budget and a multi-year Spending Review, and both (as well as Brexit!) are going to take a...

David Laws, GK adviser, former MP and Cabinet Minister shares his thoughts on the next steps for Brexit.

Brexit: Where next?

Only a year ago, British politics was dominated by the debate about Brexit. It says a lot for the impact of COVID-19 that since early March the virus and its huge economic, health and social impacts have relegated Brexit news to a few paragraphs on the inside pages of one or two Brexit-focused newspapers. But Brexit has in no sense gone away. The end of the transition period on 31st December 2020 looms ever closer, and Boris Johnson has made clear that in spite of COVID, he is not willing to...

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COVID-19: How to prepare to emerge from the lockdown

The UK is starting to move into the next phase of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses need to understand how the landscape will evolve again and what part they can play in shaping, responding to and delivering the Government’s priorities for an exit from lockdown....

by David Laws, Adviser to GK

What Might the UK’s Exit Route From Lockdown Look Like?

Across the world, countries are gradually setting out their plans for a return to greater normality following the coronavirus lockdowns. The UK, slow to act earlier this year, is behind most other countries in reducing the spread of the virus, and our “phased exit plan” is also therefore running behind that of other countries. This is both necessary and potentially beneficial – we can see how...

Building an effective trade organisation

Achieving desirable policy change is one of the main rationales for trade organisations, especially in regulated and politically-sensitive sectors, as most businesses and third sector organisations are often unable to achieve significant change on their own. How can a trade body be truly effective in achieving such change? And how can they engage their members best to achieve such change? We have set out a number of problems that trade bodies can face in this regard and how they can...

COVID-19: Short and long term policy impacts for investors and companies

The policy impacts of COVID-19 will not just extend to the many measures designed to help the economy over the next few months. The political and regulatory world will change profoundly and for the long term. We are advising investors, portfolio companies and other organisations on what help is available and how they can best advocate for and access assistance. The Government has shown its willingness to engage with business and respond to requests for greater clarity, revised eligibility...