The Strategy Unit publishes a range of documents, including reports, discussion papers, analytical papers and consultation documents. The Unit's outputs also contribute to published reports and papers of other government departments.
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The Government has published (16 March) Maternity and Early Years – Making a good start to family life which aims to strengthen the 0-5 offer set out in Support for All: the Families and Relationships Green Paper to help families get off to the best start, even before the birth of their baby.
The Building Britain's Recovery: Achieving Full Employment White Paper sets out proposals to tackle the effects of the recession and to get back to full employment in the future. In particular, it announces substantial new measures to ensure the recession does not give young people the worst possible start to their working lives. It sets out the next stage of welfare and employment reform to help more people back to work and make sure they are better off in work. But it also makes clear an approach that is not just to get people into work, but to keep them in work, and to build a fair and family-friendly labour market where everyone has the opportunity to develop their skills and experience.
Putting the frontline first: smarter government
Putting the frontline first: smarter government, is an action plan for delivering better public services for lower cost. The plan has three central actions: to drive up standards by strengthening the role of citizens and civic society; to free up public services by recasting the relationship between the centre and the frontline; and to streamline the centre of government, saving money through sharper delivery. The Cabinet Office Strategy Unit developed this plan in partnership with HM Treasury and the wider Civil Service. Details of Putting the frontline first: smarter government.
Policing White paper
The Strategy Unit provided strategic, analytical and policy-making support to the Home Office for the policing White Paper “Protecting the Public: Supporting the Police to Succeed.” The key proposals are to provide stronger avenues for redress for the public when standards fall short, and to deliver better value for money and greater productivity from the police.
On 11th November 2009 the Skills White Paper "Skills for Growth - A national strategy for economic growth and individual prosperity" was published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This paper, which the Strategy Unit worked to develop, sets out the medium term approach towards skills for adults in England, arguging for a shift towards intermediate level skills.
An Analysis of Urban Transport
This paper reviews the challenges and opportunities for transport in urban areas. It finds that the impact of transport on the people that live and work in cities goes beyond the benefits of mobility and the economic consequences of congestion.
Power In People's Hands: Learning from the World's Best Public Services
A joint study with HM Treasury on international innovations in public services, published on 16 July 2009. This report presents the findings of a Strategy Unit study of leading edge innovations in world-wide public services, which involved interviewing 50 academics, public servants and other experts from around the world. The report highlights more than 30 case studies from 15 countries.
Building a Society for All Ages
The HMG vision for a society for all ages was published in July 2009. The demographic change that is leading to longer lives is a great opportunity, but it also raises significant challenges. In this strategy, we set out how Government will lead on this agenda in the coming years. This strategy has been developed from discussions with members of the public and non-Governmental organisations.
Extending Our Reach: A Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Serious Organised Crime
This report, produced jointly with the Home Office, was published on 13 July 2009. It sets out the Government's approach to tackling organised crime, addressing a multi-billion pound global business: trafficking in drugs and people, fraud and financial crime cost the UK Exchequer alone in the region of £30 billion a year.
The Panel on Fair Access to the professions published its final report in July 2009. Led by the Rt Hon. Alan Milburn its 18 panel members examined the barriers and pathways to reaching professions for all people - regardless of their background. The report was commissioned by the Prime Minister.
Your child, Your Schools, Our Future: building a 21 Century Schools System [External webiste]
The proposals in this White Paper, published in June 2009, are underpinned by the wish for every child to succeed. The document outlines the challenges and changes that schools now face, and describe reforms that have been made to meet these. These reforms build on the progress of the last decade and mean that the Government can now take the historic step of setting out new Pupil and Parent Guarantees.
Building Britain's Future
This strategic paper, published on 29th June and produced jointly with a number of Government departments, outlines the action that the UK Government is taking to move the UK from recession to recovery and forge a new model of economic growth; restore trust and accountability to the political system through democratic reform and renewal; and modernise our public services and national infrastructure.
Quality of Place: Improving the Planning and Design of the Built Environment
This paper focuses on the importance of improving quality of place to broader government objectives and the long terms gains in up-front investment in the built environment. It highlights the need to ensure that Government policies to promote better quality places combine measures to address short term challenges with those aimed mainly at addressing longer term issues.
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