Smart Thinking brings together all the research, events and job opportunities from the leading UK think tanks.

We work with think tanks from across the political spectrum, covering the full range of policy areas.

Alongside sharing the latest think tank work Smart Thinking runs the first think tank membership network for those working within think tanks, offering a range of training, professional development and networking opportunities.

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A preventative approach to public services

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out how the next government can use a new parliament to shift to a...

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Working hand in hand?

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform makes recommendations on how the UK and its European allies could better co-ordinate their...

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Skills matter: shaping a just transition for workers in the energy sector

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues that delivering a just transition must include developing an understanding of future career options for energy sector...

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This report from UK think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs examines the economic and social consequences of anti-money laundering regulation. Debanking became a news...

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Advanced media training

In April we hosted both standard and advanced media training sessions. Our first advanced session was bespoke for an individual think tank, for a specific...

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Events network drinks

Our events network met in-person for the first time for a couple of lively drinks in April. It was a great chance to finally meet...

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Professor Tim Leunig webinar

ProfessorTim Leunig joined us for a fantastic webinar on everything think tanks and other policy people do wrong when making their policy submissions to HM...

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