evidence-based policy-making

Today, marks the death of evidence-based policymaking in the British government. According to your tastes, you can either mourn its passing or celebrate the new, more ideological decision making. But dead it is. This is clear from today’s Cabinet Office document -the State of the Nation report – a report mostly about social policy.

We will have to see whether the explicit disregard for evidence in the report is continued into UK fiscal and monetary policy. Read more