Results for Policy & Research

Building capacity: companies and black communities

Building capacity: companies and black communities

June 01, 1999 In the wake of the McPherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence, Mark Blake and David Grayson argue that black-led voluntary organisations are central to combating discrimination and overcoming social exclusion. Here they challenge companies to get involved, calling for a twinning scheme to build the sector's capacity. Read more >
Evolution or revolution for training?

Evolution or revolution for training?

June 01, 1999 Britain's competitive position continues to be weakened by failure to up-skill the workforce. Now fundamental change is in prospect for TECs and the whole system of post school education and training. As existing agencies jockey for position, will business be genuinely involved? Read more >
Tinkering with taxes, missing the point

Tinkering with taxes, missing the point

April 01, 1999 Gordon Brown MP, presented his third substantive Budget speech on March 9, with the consequent Finance Bill now proceeding through Parliament. Along with it came the long awaited but ultimately disappointing review of charity taxation. Read more >
Trouble at school – send for the company

Trouble at school – send for the company

April 01, 1999 Getting business involved in education is back on the agenda - if indeed it ever went away. But politicians must understand why today's companies might want to get involved, otherwise they will fail. Read more >
Think national, relate regional, act local

Think national, relate regional, act local

April 01, 1999 The new regional development agencies took responsibility for regeneration outside London at the end of March. Now community relations needs a regional tier, as well as a national strategy and local implementation. Read more >
Can employers make the New Deal work?

Can employers make the New Deal work?

February 01, 1999 New Deal, the cornerstone of the UK government's welfare reform, is approaching its first birthday. But few employers seem to be celebrating. Here John Griffiths shows how some large companies are using the scheme successfully and recommends action to take. Read more >
Small step on giving in-kind

Small step on giving in-kind

April 01, 1998 Here we summarise the main elements of Gordon Brown's first full budget, as they affect community affairs, and spotlight the need for change in tax relief to encourage in-kind giving. Read more >
Earning from learning

Earning from learning

February 01, 1998 Government proposals for education action zones have raised a storm of protest about running education for private profit. But the plans do offer some good opportunities for companies to make a real contribution to Britain's low standards. Read more >