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Front page for the document 'Wise in 5: Teenage vaping'

Wise in 5: Teenage vaping

There has been increasing attention on the popularity of vaping amongst teenagers, from media and decision makers, in all the nations of the UK and Ireland. It is likely that new regulations and/or guidance will come into force in all nations in 2023. This Wise in 5 guide focuses on the increased use of e-cigarettes (vapes) by children and young people under the age of 18. This Wise in 5 was published September 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Front page for the document 'Wise in 5: Relationships and sex education'

Wise in 5: Relationships and sex education

Ahead of the expected September 2023 report and recommendations of England’s relationships, sex and health education independent review, we’re taking a look at the state of play and recent developments in relationships and sex education across the nations of the UK and Ireland. This Wise in 5 was published September 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Front page for the document 'Wise in 5: Tourist tax'

Wise in 5: Tourist tax

Although tourism levies are relatively common in holiday destinations across Europe, as yet no national versions exist in the UK and Ireland. This could soon change however, as both the Scottish and Welsh Governments have consulted on proposals. This Wise in 5 was published September 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Front page for the document 'Wise in 5: Retrofitting residential housing'

Wise in 5: Retrofitting residential housing

The nations of the UK and Ireland have some of the least energy-efficient housing stocks in Europe. All governments have set targets to reach net zero, including through the modifications of the physical structures of dwellings and increasing access to different and renewable energy sources (retrofitting). This Wise in 5 was published September 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Wise in 5: Higher and tertiary education regulation

Over the next six months, we will see a significant change in the UK higher and tertiary education policy and regulation landscape, including the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER) in Wales which will become operational in Summer 2024. This Wise in 5 was published September 2023, and updated in February 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Front page for the document 'Wise in 5: Single-use plastics'

Wise in 5: Single-use plastics

Governments are bringing in new regulations to tackle the manufacture and sale of single-use plastics, this guidance sets out what different approaches are being taken. This Wise in 5 was published September 2023 and updated in April 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Wise in 5: Rough sleeping and national strategies to end it.

Responsibility for homelessness policy and legislation lies with the governments of the UK and Ireland and is set out in this guidance. This Wise in 5 was published December 2023. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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Wise in 5: Cosmetic Procedures - regulations and restrictions

There has been a noticeable increase in people accessing cosmetic procedures, whether it’s getting Botox, a new piercing, a sleeve tattoo or topping up the tan before a holiday. PolicyWISE have set out the regulation and policy landscape in the different nations, including consideration of how and when to licence and limit provision and the use of these services.

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Wise in 5: Palliative Care

The vast majority of people will require some form of palliative care towards the end of their life. Responsibility for policy and legislation lies with the governments of the UK and Ireland and is set out in this guidance. This Wise in 5 was published May 2024. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information at the time of publication.

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