H&P co-organises seminars and publishes briefings on issues of concern to policy makers. This has included regular seminars in Whitehall on history relevant to the Coalition Government's 'Big Society' agenda and with the Department for Education on policy for children, families and young people.
This series coincided with HMT’s work on the future of the tax system, including consideration of its sustainability, equity and efficiency. Dr Duncan Needham, Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge, convened the series in collaboration with Rachel King, Head of Budget project management and presentation, at HMT.
History & Policy is working with the Home Office to deliver policy-relevant seminars. H&P historians present their research to provide long-term perspectives on current policies and debates of interest to the Home Office.
This series at HMT considered the history of long-term policy issues with significant fiscal and economic implications, including the nuclear deterrent, ageing, energy and transport, as well as considering the policy-making process in the Treasury itself.
H&P collaborated with Her Majesty's Treasury to organise a series of seminars exploring important episodes of economic crisis, impecunity and retrenchment, from the 1920s to the 1981 Budget. Historians considered the policy approaches and political decisions that were taken, exploring what worked, what failed and why.
H&P collaborated with the children and young people directorate at the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver regular, policy-relevant seminars. These events were supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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