Posts Tagged “national audit office”

National Audit Office verdict on Pupil Premium: “potential to bring about a significant improvement in outcomes for disadvantaged pupils”

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2015

Six months ago I wrote: I think [the Pupil Premium is] one of this Coalition’s most progressive policies. But expecting its impact to be sudden and dramatic is to over-hype it. What I suspect it has done is focus schools’ (…)

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‘One Hundred Days for Early Action’. Why evidence-based policy is a ‘Yes, but…’ way forward

by Stephen Tall on April 13, 2015

Alongside folk like Polly Toynbee, Gus O’Donnell and Richard Layard, I have a chapter in One Hundred Days for Early Action: Time for Government to put prevention first, published this weekend by the Early Action Task Force. Here’s how the (…)

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Vince Cable in his own words on the sale of Royal Mail

by Stephen Tall on April 1, 2014

The publication of a report today by the National Audit Office criticising the “deep caution” of Vince Cable’s department in setting the sale price of shares in Royal Mail has, inevitably, been leapt on by opponents of the policy. Critics who would, of course, have been equally happy crowing if the Department of Business, Innovation […]

CentreForum’s ‘Liberal Heroes of the Week’ #8 – Margaret Hodge & the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee

by Stephen Tall on August 3, 2012

Welcome to the eight in our series — Liberal Hero of the Week — as chosen by Stephen Tall, Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and Research Associate at CentreForum.  The aim is simple enough: to showcase public figures who help promote the four liberal tenets identified in The Orange Book: economic, personal, political and social liberalism. […]