Reports

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Measuring up

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance examines the potential of targets to reduce resource use. Resource use is skyrocketing globally, with extraction of metals, minerals, fuels and bioresources increasing four-fold since 1970, resulting in dire environmental and social impacts. While the outgoing UK government said in 2018 that “we can no longer ignore”...

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Cultural recovery evidence review

This report from UK think tank City-REDI brings together academic and policy literature relevant to the theme of cultural recovery. This report by James Davies, City-REDI, University of Birmingham and Abigail Gilmore, Arts Management and Cultural Policy, University of Manchester brings together academic and policy literature relevant to the theme of cultural recovery, drawing on...

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Weaponisation of the FATF Standards: a guide for global civil society

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the weaponisation of the FATF Standards. This guide endeavours to convert anecdotal evidence of abuses and misuses of the FATF system into an impartial body of research that can support existing advocacy and policymaking efforts. The standards and processes of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are...

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Poverty stigma: a glue that holds poverty in place

This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation offers a redefinition of poverty stigma and its role in making poverty socially acceptable. The UK is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, but ‘since the 1980s there has been an unprecedented rise in poverty’ in Britain, ‘which has never been reversed’ and...

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Delivering a general practice estate that is fit for purpose

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government says that the next government must urgently modernise old and cramped NHS GP buildings. GPs and the rest of the general practice workforce are working in buildings that are often too cramped, too old and too inflexible for a modern health service – with a...

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CECIL: final report

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust discusses the importance of coaching early conversations, interaction and language. The Coaching Early Conversation Interaction and Language (CECIL) Project, which started in September 2020, has focused on exploring coaching-led approaches to support the effective implementation of early language interventions, especially in Private, Voluntary & Independent (PVI)...

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A second wind: maximising the economic opportunity for UK wind manufacturing

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues for a green industrial strategy for the wind sector that should focus on expanding the UK’s wind manufacturing. In terms of offshore wind capacity, the UK is second in the world only to China. Yet in the next seven years, the UK must install triple the amount...

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General election 2024: the precarious state of the state

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government examines the scale and severity of the problems facing the next government. The general election campaign is in full swing. Politicians are vying to persuade the public that it is their party which is best placed to lead the UK to a brighter future. But...

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EU strategic communications to support sanctions against Russia

This report from UK think tank RUSI offers a data-driven analysis of the EU’s strategic communications on sanctions against Russia. This paper examines the question: How does the EU use strategic communications to persuade third countries to cooperate on sanctions? The paper analyses how the EU is using arguments linked to upholding values and appealing...

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An electoral strategy for childcare

This report from UK think tank IPPR outlines their findings from their survey about perceptions of our childcare system. The public are ambitious about the potential role of childcare and early education. With a UK general election now announced, political parties should consider how they can meet this motivation with an improved early years offer....

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Delivering House of Commons reform

This report from UK think tank The Constitution Unit explores different institutional vehicles for developing and delivering proposals for House of Commons reform. Recent years have seen many proposals for reforming the internal procedures of the House of Commons, against a backdrop of clear public dissatisfaction with parliament. Less attention has been given to the...

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Funding local growth in England

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out how the next government can simplify the funding landscape for all local and combined authorities. Central government’s over-reliance on competitive bidding to fund local and combined authorities is not working for anyone and inhibits local growth. This report sets out how the next...

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Fair opportunity for all

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust is a roadmap for the next government to tackle educational inequality and improve social mobility. In Britain, the opportunity to succeed is still heavily shaped by your socio-economic background – the social and economic circumstances that you grew up in. As the 2024 General Election fast...

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Mission Critical 01: Statecraft for the 21st century

This report from UK think tank the Future Governance Forum looks at statecraft for the 21st century. 2024 presents a rare opportunity for the UK: a potential change of UK administration could trigger a radical shift in the way government is structured and delivered, and improved outcomes for all. Written by leading missions expert Professor...

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A bus revolution: driving up prosperity across the regions

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance outlines a costed 5 year plan to better, greener buses. Buses remain the most used form of transport across the country and provide customers with a low cost and green option for travel. But recent years have seen passenger decline and routes being cut across the country....

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