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Demos Quarterly: Summer 2014

The Summer Issue of Demos Quarterly, our magazine of political ideas, is now available to read.

It includes an essay by Claudia Wood, Chief Executive of Demos, on how to be tough on the causes of welfare to achieve long-term savings.

Read it in the Guardian. Read the original.

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Building for the future


Demos has launched the Commission on Apprenticeships, to improve the quantity and quality of vocational training.

The cross-party Commission is co-chaired by Robert Halfon MP and Lord Glasman, and brings together policy experts and business leaders.


Find out about the Commission.

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Going it alone


The number of freelancing mothers has risen by 24%, with many citing flexible working as the major reason.

The findings come ahead of a Demos project investigating how government and businesses can respond to the rapid growth in self-employment.


Read the findings. Find out more about the project.

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Testing times


Cervical screening rates have dropped to the lowest level in a decade, with 1 in 4 women not attending regularly.

A new Demos report proposes measures to reverse the trend, and finds increased screening rates would save the NHS £10m a year, and halve the number of deaths.


Read the report. Read the blog.

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A tale of two classrooms


The Education Select Committee has published a report highlighting educational inequality in schools.

It follows Demos analysis of the latest GCSE results, which found the attainment gap increasing, with almost half of councils regressing since 2010.


Read the Demos analysis. Read the blog.

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Scouting for skills


Politicians from all sides have spoken about the importance of teaching character in schools, but how can it be achieved?

Our latest report investigates how volunteering and service learning boosts soft skills and can improve young people's employment prospects in later life.


Read the report. Read the blog.

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Demos working with DCLG


For decades, there have not been enough homes to meet the needs of our growing and ageing population.

Demos will be researching innovative policy solutions to this problem, as part of a project supported by the Contestable Policy Fund.


Find out more about the project

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The true cost of debt


Nine out of ten adults in Britain are in debt, but the emotional and social impact often overshadows the financial cost.

Demos's new report reveals Britain's £5bn of hidden debt, developing a Harm Index to highlight the most harmful types of borrowing.


Read the report. Read the blog. Read our Storify.

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Understanding poverty


Read Poverty in Perspective, our landmark report that introduces a pioneering model for measuring poverty.

You can also view interactive infographics of our child poverty types on the stand-alone Poverty in Perspective website.


Read the report and the blog. Explore the infographic website.

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