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Independent reviews: index

This is a list of current independent reviews. Click on the links below to view and download the documents.

> Public-Private Forum on Identity Management
The Forum, established by Sir James Crosby following his appointment by the Chancellor on 11 July, is now entering the final phase of its work programme before delivering a report to the Chancellor in March 2007.

> Cooksey Review
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, announced on 31 March that he had appointed Sir David Cooksey to lead a review to build agreement on the best institutional arrangements for the new single fund for health research announced in the Budget. The review has reported to the Chancellor and to the Secretaries of State for Health and Trade and Industry.
Final report published 06/12/06

> Gowers Review of Intellectual Property
At the Enterprise Conference on 2 December 2005, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that, as part of the Pre-Budget Report 2005 package, he was asking Andrew Gowers to lead an Independent Review to examine the UK’s intellectual property framework, reporting to Government in Autumn 2006. The Gowers Review of Intellectual Property launched its consultation phase with a formal call for evidence on 23 February 2006.
Final report published 06/12/06

> Leitch Review of Skills
The Government announced in the 2004 Pre-Budget Report that Sandy Leitch had been asked to lead an independent review to examine the future skill needs of the UK economy. The Leitch Review of Skills has published its interim report, Skills in the UK: The long-term challenge, on 5 December 2005.
Final report published 05/12/06

> Barker Review of Land Use Planning
The Government announced in the 2005 Pre-Budget Report that Kate Barker has been asked to lead an independent review of land use planning, focusing on the link between planning and economic growth.
Final report published 05/12/06

> The Eddington Transport Study
The Eddington Transport Study is a joint HM Treasury and Department for Transport project examining the long-term links between transport and the UK’s economic productivity, growth and stability, within the context of the Government’s broader commitment to sustainable development and the environment.
Transport's role in sustaining the UK's productivity and competitiveness 01/12/06

> The Sainsbury Review
The Chancellor has asked Lord Sainsbury to carry out a review of science and innovation policies across government, to report to the Chancellor and the Secretaries of State for Trade and Industry and Education and Skills in summer 2007.

> The Hampton Review
In Budget 2004 the the Chancellor asked Philip Hampton, the Chairman of J Sainsbury plc, to lead a review into regulatory inspection and enforcement with a view to reducing the administrative cost of regulation to the minimum consistent with maintaining the UK's excellent regulatory outcomes.
Implementing Hampton: from enforcement to compliance 28/11/06

> The Davidson Review on Implementation of EU legislation
The Chancellor, in PBR 2005, asked Lord Davidson QC to scrutinise governement departments' efforts to identify aspects of UK law that have gone beyond the regulations required by the EU; and to selectively review areas of UK legislation where the EU-sourced rules are most prevalent. The review will report to the Chancellor around the time of the 2006 PBR.
Final report published 28/11/06

> Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change
The Chancellor asked Sir Nick Stern to lead a major review on the economics of climate change to understand more comprehensively the nature of the economic challenges and how they can be met, in the UK and globally.
Final report published 30/10/06

> Lyons Inquiry into Local Government
The Chancellor, together with the Deputy Prime Minister, asked Sir Michael Lyons to consider the future funding arrangements for local government following the publication of the Government's Balance of Funding Review in 2004. The Inquiry's remit was extended in September 2005 to consider the form and function of local government. Sir Michael has published two interim reports to date on his work, in December 2005 and May 2006, and will produce a final report for Ministers around the time of the Budget.

> Independent Audit of Spectrum Holdings(external website)
Professor Cave published the final report of his Independent Audit of Spectrum Holdings on 5th December 2005.

> The Cox Review of Creativity in Business
building on the UK's strengths, published on the 2 December 2005. The review was commissioned by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of Budget 2005 and has been led by Sir George Cox.

> UK Stem Cell Initiative
The Chancellor announced the UK Stem Cell Initiative in Budget 2005. This high-level review, led by Sir John Pattison, was asked to formulate a ten-year vision for UK stem cell research. See theUKSCI report here and the Government´s response can be found here.

Previously-published independent reviews
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