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Clearing the air: can the 1956 Clean Air Act inform new legislation?

Stephen Mosley explores government response to air pollution past and present - where once chimney smoke threatened the health of the Victorian city dweller, now our biggest problem is exhaust fumes - and points...

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Flexible employment and casual labour: a historical perspective on labour market policy

Ahead of this summer's expected Taylor Report on employment practices in the modern economy, Noel Whiteside examines the long history of flexible employment and casual labour, and the various nineteenth- and...

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The 2017 General Election in history

As the dust settles on the outcome of the 2017 General Election, Martin Farr looks at other key moments of electoral uncertainty and uneasy coalition.

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After Grenfell, what can we learn from the housing policies of the 1970s?

David Ellis suggests the 30-year-old consensus on what makes for politically acceptable housing policy may be breaking down in the way of the Grenfell disaster - opening the door to policies last employed in the...

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H&P’s director discusses the election result

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, comments on the result of the snap election and the talks between the Conservatives...

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H&P’s director on the snap election

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, on the implications of the snap election for the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

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Skills Shortage in Construction: building the future post-Brexit

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The Skills Shortage in Construction conference will seek to place the current situation in its historical context, taking into account the way in which the industry has been organised since the second world war, the

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series

H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, and The University of Sheffield.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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