How Councils can help people build better relationships

September 17, 2020

by Tony Clements, voluntary associate at the Relationships Project.

I’m a big fan of TED Talks. 15 minute injections of interesting ideas by smart people very well delivered. I also like evidence. My two favourite TED Talks are about relationships. One is from R...

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The time of the town

September 14, 2020

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

'Return to work is too late to save centre stores, warn retailers '. 'Coronavirus: Working from home damaging economy, Raab warns '. ‘ Commons Treasury Committee cast doubt on a return to city cen...

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Online Harms – Interlocking Regulation

September 11, 2020

By William Perrin, Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust and Professor Lorna Woods, University of Essex

The statutory duty of care approach to online harms gives regulators a new route to protect the vulnerable and make markets work better where social media might have caused harm. The statutory duty a...

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Online harms: where are we now?

September 10, 2020

By Maeve Walsh, Carnegie Associate

Parliament has returned to business this week and the countdown to the introduction of the Government’s online harms proposals is now underway in earnest. The last formal update on the Online Harms ...

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Can a wellbeing approach help towns to flourish?

September 2, 2020

by Liz Zeidler, Chief Executive of Centre for Thriving Places

Two in five people in the UK live in towns yet all too often funding and attention goes to larger, more metropolitan areas or regions. Discussion on towns seem to focus primarily on decline - rather t...

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Predictions, Mocks or Models? Learning from cancelled predictive analytics in public services

August 20, 2020

By Anna Grant, Senior Policy and Development Officer

Like many other forgotten tokens of youth alongside ticket stubs and postcards, I still have the unmistakable white envelope containing my A Level results tucked away in a desk drawer. On the rare occ...

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Employer perspectives on the future of the Minimum Wage

August 19, 2020

by Douglas White, Head of Advocacy

This week we launched the second report in our series looking at the Future of the Minimum Wage with the Learning and Work Institute. This report, following our research into public attitudes and ...

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Can COVID-19 help accelerate Northern Ireland into an Enabling State?

August 10, 2020

by Hannah Ormston, Policy and Development Officer and Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer

We have faced no greater challenge in recent history than the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has touched every part of our lives - our health; our wealth; our relationship with our governments; and our...

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Shifting the Balance of Community Power

July 30, 2020

By Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager


There is a strong consensus emerging that after the pandemic, we must ‘build back better’. Last week, we published six propositions to connect the recovery effort with the transformative systems...

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Out with the old, in with the bold: six propositions for building back better

July 17, 2020

by Sarah Davidson, CEO, Carnegie UK Trust

Those of you who follow the work of the Trust will know that our calls for governments to focus on societal wellbeing aren’t new. We have been working on this for over a decade now, as have many oth...

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