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    Report launch - Bricks & Water: Building resilience for England's homes

    Policy Connect has launched its latest report, Bricks & Water: Building resilience for England's homes. 

    The report calls for urgent action to ensure that new homes are water efficient, resilient to flooding and dispose of surface water sustainably. 

    Building on the success of their 2018 report into water and housebuilding, Policy Connect and the Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) has recommended a practical set of measures to make new and existing homes more adaptable to adverse effects of climate change, including the reduced availability of drinking water and the increased risk of flooding.

     

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    Report launch - Arriving At Thriving: Learning from disabled students to ensure access for all

    Policy Connect and the Higher Education Commission today launch their latest report ‘Arriving at Thriving: Learning from disabled students to ensure access for all’, which sets out lessons for the government and university leaders from the experiences of disabled people in Higher Education.

    The report follows a six-month inquiry, chaired by Lord David Blunkett; Kathryn Mitchell, Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby; and Lord Philip Norton, Chair of the Higher Education Commission. The inquiry listened closely to students, with evidence gathered from over 500 disabled students, from senior figures at a number of higher education providers, and charity representatives across the country.

    The report demonstrates clear room for improvement within higher education, and lays out 12 recommendations for government and the sector to ensure the experiences of disabled students can be improved.

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    Policy Connect launches its latest report - No Time To Waste: Resources and recovery on the road to Net Zero

    Policy Connect today launches its latest report, No Time To Waste: Resources and recovery on the road to Net Zero. 

    The report, backed by 13 cross-party MPs, argues that diverting the UK’s 27.5m tonnes of residual (‘non-recyclable’) waste for green heat is better for the economy and the environment than current solutions of overseas export or landfill. This new report supports the waste hierarchy and concludes that – if plastics are removed and carbon capture technology applied – EfW technology is the safest, cheapest and most environmentally responsible solution to the UK’s residual waste problem. 

     

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  • Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

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    Policy Connect becomes a Disability Confident employer

    In our latest blog, Policy Connect CEO Jonathan Shaw announces the company's status as a Disability Confident Employer, while reflecting on his experiences as a policymaker and employer.

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  • Darren Jones MP and Jonathan Shaw

    Darren Jones MP and Jonathan Shaw

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    In conversation with Darren Jones MP

    Policy Connect was delighted to host Darren Jones MP (Bristol North West) to speak to an audience of over eighty leading industry and academic figures about the work of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee.

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