Value for money in public services: key issues for the 2010 Parliament

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Targets as a policy tool

Where now for targets in public services?

Parental choice in education

Why is school choice a major area of political debate?

Paying for higher education

The report of the Browne Review of student finance in autumn 2010 could pave the way for annual university tuition fees of £5,000 or more

The ageing population

The UK’s ageing population has considerable consequences for public services

Value for money in the NHS

Can the NHS cut costs and meet rising expectations?

Funding social care

As the population ages, can we find a fairer system of paying for care so older people do not have to sell their homes?

Pension reform concensus

Fiscal and economic pressures contribute to a challenging environment for pension reform

Future of the BBC

Is it time to start re-thinking the funding of the BBC?

Royal Mail

A lack of investment in Royal Mail could mean the end of the ‘one-price-goes-anywhere’ mail service. Is privatisation the answer?

Latest Key Issues

The Commons Library has produced a Key Issues for the new Parliament 2015.