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Sewerage: Trouble downstream

Midway through the 2024 general election campaign, the BBC has released the results of an investigation suggesting that the water companies may have illegally discharged sewerage into rivers and the sea on 6000 occasions in 2022. Whoever wins the election, this is likely to remain a significant focus of public concern. Might Joseph Chamerlain's record as Mayor of Birmingham in the 1870s provide clues as to how to address the problem of Britain's crumbling infrastructure?

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Launch of the Labour Party Manifesto

Today, 13 June, the Labour Party publishes its manifesto for the 2024 general election. It has been pressed on how it aims to avoid public spending cuts without significantly raising taxes. Its standard answer is that it will do so by boosting economic growth. Yet research published recently by History & Policy raises questions about such claims.

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Launch of the Green Party Manifesto

The Green Party Manifesto launched on 12 June 2024 deals head-on with an issue the two major parties seem keen to avoid - the prospect of having to raise taxes to fund public spending. This is something History & Policy has considered in the past, and evidence suggests the public may be less resistant to tax rises than some politicians assume.

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New Report on British Health Policy

One of the founders of History & Policy, Professor Virginia Berridge, has co-edited a new report on the history of British health policy.

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History & Policy submission to the Office for National Statistics consultation on the future of the Census

Might the 2021 UK Census be the last of its kind? Yes, if current proposals from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) are implemented. History & Policy have made a submission to the consulation exercise about these plans raising serious concerns about their wisdom.

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New book on e-cigarettes from History & Policy co-founder, Virginia Berridge

Professor Virginia Berridge who helped to found History & Policy is the co-author of a new book on e-cigarettes and the politics of harm reduction.

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Official History: Past, Present and Future

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Historians, in partnership with History & Policy at the Institute of Historical Research, are planning to hold a series of seminars exploring the pastpresent and future of official history.

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Lessons from History

A 6-month post-doctoral research fellowship now available with History & Policy.

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History & Policy author’s warning to the Treasury

History & Policy author, Dr Charles Read, has been widely quoted in the press following the claim by Liz Truss that she was not warned about the dangers of her mini-budget.

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Professor Virginia Berridge appointed as a Deputy Chair of the London Drugs Commission

Professor Virginia Berridge, one of the founders of History & Policy, and Professor of History and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (LSHTM) has been appointed a Deputy Chair of the London Drugs Commission.(LDC)

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New History & Policy Case Studies on the FCDO and the Treasury

History & Policy has just published two new case studies by Dr Christopher Knowles exploring the use and value of history within the Treasury and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

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History & Policy Author Gives Evidence in Parliament

Dr Niamh Gallagher has provided oral evidence to the House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Northern Ireland Protocol. 

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After the Virus: Lessons from the Past for a Better Future

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A recording of the book launch After the Virus: Lessons from the Past for a Better Future by by Hilary Cooper and Simon Szreter now available.

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Simon Szreter’s team presents keynote at DWP Economists Conference

H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter spoke at the Department for Work and Pensions conference on 5 October on the subject of "Incentivising an Ethical Economics".

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H&P historians: the Blitz spirit and coping with Covid

The H&P roundtable organised by Dr Henry Irving (Leeds Beckett) to explore possible WW2 lessons for the Covid response appears in an On London analysis piece

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