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We need to have a big conversation about the nature and purposes of a university or college education

Francis Green.  Especially since the surge in university and college enrolments around 1990, Britain’s workforce has become very much more educated. The proportion with tertiary (post-school) qualifications has been rising very fast – at roughly one percentage point per year

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Are Public Servants Due A Pay Rise?

Alex Bryson and John Forth.  Should we be paying public servants more? Some have expressed disquiet over the long-term sustainability of the 1% cap on pay settlements first introduced in 2010 and due to continue until 2019/20. Independent experts who

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Why do privately educated people in Britain earn more?

Francis Green.  Private schooling in Britain is unaffordable for the majority of families, but for those that can afford it what do their children get out of paying for education? There are some who say, not much, and that it

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