You are a policy adviser welcoming a new minister into office. Write a policy brief (up to 1500 words), drawing on all the units so far, on one of the following objectives she wants to achieve:

You MUST ANSWER ONE OF THESE QUESTIONS

-tackling rising national rates of obesity. The minister intends to tax sugar. But what are the pros and cons of this, and are there alternatives?

-reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The minister’s idea is to subsidise insulation schemes. Can you give her a menu of options?

-cutting the budget deficit by making public
services more efficient and reducing the welfare bill. What mix of policies would you advise?

POLICY BRIEF