NPF 2021
NPF 2021


Welcome to the 2021 National Policy Forum (NPF) Annual Report.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant that the work of the NPF in 2020 and 2021 has predominantly taken place online, from Policy Commission meetings to member e-roundtable events. The following report lays out this work in detail.

In late 2020, the work of the NPF was written up into eight interim reports, one per policy commission. These contained a set of principles for each policy commission, and we invited members, affiliates and stakeholders to send in their comments on these principles. Thank you to all who contributed their views.

The updated principles are outlined in this report, alongside the issues the policy commissions have discussed and the findings from the 2021 NPF Consultation.

These principles and issues do not cover every policy issue, nor detail specific policies; rather, they form a starting point for a wider conversation on how we can make Britain the best place to grow up, grow old and live in. The NPF will continue
to build upon this work over the course of the policy making cycle as we work towards the next General Election.

This report will be taken to Annual Conference in September 2021, and if passed by delegates, will form part of our policy platform. This report can be referenced back; a process where particular sections of the report can be referred back to
the relevant policy commission. Reference backs will be voted on at Conference during the relevant debate, if passed the relevant policy commissions will be asked to consider the reference back at their next meeting. For more information,
please refer to the How Conference Works document and the Delegates Report.

Finally, a big thank you to all members, affiliates and stakeholders who have been involved with the National Policy Forum over the past two years. With your insights and ideas we can shape our policy platform and make Britain the best place to grow up, grow old and live in.


  • Early Years, Education and Skills
  • Economy, Business and Trade
  • Environment, Energy and Culture
  • Health and Social Care
  • Housing, Local Government and Transport
  • International
  • Justice and Home Affairs
  • Work, Pensions and Equality

Consult the full report (pdf).

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