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A new Frontier study, published today, finds that the Scottish Government will meet its target to reduce smoking prevalence to 5% or below of Scotland’s adult population by 2044. The government’s ambition, set out in the 2013 Tobacco Control Strategy, is to achieve this target, which it describes as creating a ‘tobacco free generation of Scots’, by 2034.
Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) is the guardian of how all appraisal and evaluation is undertaken by the UK government. Its “Green Book” aims to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted by all parts of the public sector. Such is the status of this guidance that it has remained unchanged for 15 years, despite significant advances in economic thinking and in the economy of the UK.
Former WTO Director-General and EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy spoke today at the launch of the Trade Knowledge Exchange (TKE) in London. The TKE is a new initiative, led by Frontier and 5 partner organisations, that brings together world-leading experts on international trade.