Political: political stability; government support for different types of organisations e.g. private, voluntary, public; fiscal e.g. levels and types of taxation; direct support e.g. grants, loans; providing infrastructure e.g. transport; internet; enhancing skills of the working population e.g. education, training, research; organisations to support businesses e.g. Business Link; membership of international trading communities e.g. European Union
Social: demographic issues e.g. population growth or decline; changes in structure e.g. ageing; households and families; education; attitude to work; religions; attitudes to male and female roles; ethics
An essay is generally a short piece of writing written from an author's personal point of view, but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a pamphlet and a short story.
Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e.g. Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism and An Essay on Man). While brevity usually defines an essay, voluminous works like John Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding and Thomas