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    Policy Connect and forum Carbon Connect publish research setting out future options for heating homes and businesses

    Next Steps for the Gas Grid, led by cross-party energy policy research forum Carbon Connect, argues that the gas grid could play a useful role in the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy system through the widespread use of low carbon gas. The report calls on Government to support the transition to a more flexible gas grid that uses various forms of gas, including low carbon gases such as hydrogen and biomethane. The inquiry was co-chaired by Conservative James Heappey MP, Shadow Energy Minister Alan Whitehead MP, and former SNP energy spokesperson Callum McCaig.

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    Minister Matt Hancock: "I think The APDIG is very important in the development of design and creative industries in Parliament"

    The Developing Creative Education after Brexit: A Plan for Economic Growth report has just launched in Parliament. Policy Connect, the All-Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group (APDIG), Council for Higher Education in Arts & Design (CHEAD), and The Culture Capital Exchange have collaborated to present an economic plan to ensure that one of the UK’s biggest exports and growing markets isn’t left out of the Brexit talks. The report argues that Brexit is a bold opportunity, and calls for pragmatic creative higher education support, feeding into the Industrial Strategy and devolution agendas, to ensure the creative industries remain agile and act as a powerhouse for the economy.

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    Policy Connect issues a call to arms for green economic growth with its launch of cross-party manifesto for a sustainable Brexit

    Cross-party think tank Policy Connect calls on Government and Parliament to embrace key principles to achieve clean growth beyond Brexit and make the UK a global leader in the green economy.

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    How big an influence will the Lords have in the hung Parliament?

    Lord Norton and Baroness D'Souza came together with Policy Connect to try and unpick the role the House of Lords now has in light of a hung Parliament.

    Read the summary, as well as the briefing, below.

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    Britain's Future Workforce: APMG and APGSE co-host panel on skills and the industrial strategy

    On Tuesday 21st February, the All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Manufacturing and Skills & Employment were proud to host a panel discussion with leading parliamentarians on skills and the industrial strategy.

    Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, and Iain Wright MP, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, debated and examined the role of skills in the new industrial strategy with special guest Peggy Hollinger, Industry Editor of the Financial Times.

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    Packed attendance at Policy Connect’s Brexit and Parliament event with the Rt Hon Hilary Benn and Tim Shipman

    On January 16th, Policy Connect hosted a discussion in Parliament on the Brexit process, held between the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, Chair of the Select Committee on Exiting the European Union, and Tim Shipman, Political Editor at the Sunday Times.

    Hilary brought us up to speed on all things Brexit – from the triggering of Article 50 to post-Brexit trade tariffs, and exactly how these changes in regulation will be vetted by the Select Committee and passed through Parliament.

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