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The Policy Connect network of groups produces an enormous amount of news, commentary, research and resources, in addition to the busy and varied events programmes that each group operates. On this page, we pick the best bits of news from across the network.

Do visit each group's own website for more news and information about about that group's activities. If you have any questions about any aspect of the Policy Connect network, don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

26th October 2015

The Manufacturing Commission is launching its newest inquiry report, Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable, ahead of the Paris COP21 talks, in which it outlines vital measures that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.

The Commission undertook this inquiry because it believed that none of the existing research into the future of manufacturing has so far adequately addressed, from a policy perspective, some of the major vulnerabilities of present day manufacturing in the UK.

14th October 2015

After months of research, Carbon Connect is preparing to launch the latest in the Future Heat Series of inquiries Policy for Heat: Transforming the System on 14th October in Parliament.

Carbon Connect highlights that the Government needs to urgently produce and implement a long term strategy for decarbonising heat for buildings in the UK.

18th September 2015
The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) has awarded Policy Connect a significant grant to enable the launch of a new inquiry into how innovation is led in further education and skills across the UK.
3rd September 2015

The All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (APSRG) will be at the RWM exhibition at the NEC Birmingham speaking to visitors about sustainable resources, circular economy research and policy reports. You will be able to find them at stand 4K109 opposite the CEC Theatre, as guest speakers on a panel discussion and also hosting a workshop.

17th August 2015
The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) has started work on its newest project: the 'Domestic Energy Efficiency' Inquiry. The WSBF is now looking to meet interested parties to engage the domestic energy efficiency sector in developing a complete report over the coming months. The team will shortly issue a call for evidence, and is first aiming to engage sector associations, leading bodies and public/private business in the process.
3rd July 2015
The new ‘Guide to the Skills System’ publication is being launched to over 140 guests, including more than 30 Parliamentarians, in the House of Lords on Monday 3rd July at 12.30pm.
8th June 2015
The Design Commission is set to launch its newest research inquiry on Monday 8th June. Exploring the relationship between design and behaviour in the built environment, the inquiry will seek to reinvigorate our understanding of the role planning policy can play in driving positive social outcomes across the UK's local communities.
17th March 2015
The Design Commission is set to launch its newest report - 'Designing Democracy', with contributions from Lord Richard Rogers, Speaker of the House John Bercow, Design Council, V&A, NESTA, RSA and more.
3rd February 2015
The Westminster Sustainable Business Forum (WSBF) has launched its newest publication, a collection of expert essays on the topic of ‘sustainable construction’ authored by leading figures across industry, Whitehall and academia.
21st January 2015
The All-Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group (APPCOG) has launched its newest report, 'Carbon Monoxide: From Awareness to Action' in Parliament, warning that current approaches towards promoting carbon monoxide safety may prove ‘insufficient’ to ensure individuals and families are adequately protected.