I think people do not stop to do the maths when they say prevention is cheap. It does hit taxpayers quite hard.
The train of taxpayer funded care carries over one million children. Imagine it only stops once a year. In 2016, over 600,000 new passengers jumped on it. Many others stayed on from previous stops. Read more
Around 60 per cent of pupils achieve good marks in their GCSE exams, but if they come from a worse-off family the percentage comes down to 30. You may think that the solution is to give them more teaching hours in smaller groups. Not that easy.
At Aldaba, we looked at ten of the best pieces of research on after-school tutoring in the world. We found some useful lessons for teachers, policy makers, and school investors. Read more
In this blog I argue that the good work that Government economists do needs to be explained clearly. I take the Universal Credit as an example. My estimate is that 80 per cent of the savings associated with the Universal Credit will never turn into cash.
Officially launched today, Aldaba is proud to join the consultancy industry in the UK. We are a small team that focuses on public services.
Putting together the words ‘consultancy’, ‘small’ and ‘public services’ begs a question: why? This is particularly the case considering we are at the end of an era when Government has frequently trumpeted the millions of pounds it has saved on consultancy. Read more