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Policy Lab mission is to radically improve policy making through design, innovation and people-centred approaches.

Open policy making in action: Empowering divorcing couples and separating families to create sustainable solutions

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Set up in April 2014, Policy Lab brings new tools and techniques, new insights and practical experimentation to policy-making. This second demonstrator project has over the past two months resulted in learning about how policy professionals can work in a …

Policy Lab brings policy folk together to explore potential professional accreditation

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Chartered surveyors have their chartership, lawyers and engineers have their skills widely recognised. What if there was equivalent professional recognition for policy officials? It’s an interesting question – read on to find out the results of a ‘Lab Light’ workshop …

How we’re helping share ideas on northern growth

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Northern Futures is a project close to the Deputy Prime Minister’s heart. He announced it in August: an open call for people with great ideas about how we can make northern cities into vibrant, innovative hubs to stoke growth across the whole …