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The big think tank review of 2015

In 2015, we worried about

Pressure on A&E. Yes, this was as much a concern last New Year’s Eve as it was in 2015. Here are four ideas on how to deal with the issue Institute for Economic Affairs

Who benefits from innovation. In a landmark essay, Geoff Mulgan admits that there is little evidence that innovation provides genuine social benefits Nesta

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Think tanks on… the Comprehensive Spending Review

George Osborne is due to publish the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) on 25th November, where he will set out how the public sector will have to deliver the £20 billion further savings required to eliminate Britain’s deficit by 2019/2020.

So, what does it all mean? The Institute for Government argues that the hard work remains to be done, taking a look at implications for DfT, DEFRA, DCLG and the Treasury – all of whom will have their budgets cut by 30% up to 2020. More broadly, IfG casts doubt on the government’s intention to deliver ‘more with less’, although it certainly agrees that there will be much less to manage with.

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Tax credits: will the Lords use their ‘fatal power’?

On Monday, the UK’s second chamber will take the national spotlight when Members of the House of Lords discuss the government’s draft regulations on tax credits.

The Institute for Government looks at the implications of peers exercising their ‘fatal power’ on secondary or delegated legislation. The Constitution Unit provides a useful primer on the conventions covering the Lords’ role in relation to delegated legislation and financial matters (see also the Institute for Government), as well as exploring what might happen if the government is indeed defeated.

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