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Policy archive

Find out about our previous major policy projects.

The Boys' Reading Commission was a joint venture with the All Party Parliamentary Literacy Group in 2012.

School Library Commission
Our 2010 School Library Commission was a joint initiative with The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, chaired by Baroness Estelle Morris.

Literacy in the Big Society
The election of a new Government in 2010 ushered in a new concept of public policy-making based on the Big Society. We undertook an evidence-based evaluation of what the Big Society means for literacy.

Manifesto for Literacy  
Our Manifesto for Literacy was published in September 2009, and called on political parties to prioritise literacy in their manifestos for the anticipated election in May 2010.

Literacy and Social Inclusion Project
Between 2002 and 2006, wIth funding from the Basic Skills Agency, we developed a national resource around literacy and social inclusion, providing a knowledge base that shows how, and why, improved literacy can make a difference to the life chances and skills of those most at risk of social exclusion.

Analysis and summaries

You can also browse our archive of policy analysis, consultation responses and reactions to major policy releases; as well as summaries of policy statements by Government and other bodies.

Literacy policy across the UK

We provide short histories of policy development in the devolved nations of the UK, up to 2007.

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Literacy: State of the Nation

Find out more about literacy levels in the UK

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