Smart Thinking aggregates on one platform all the latest public policy research and analysis from the leading UK think tanks of the day.

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Research at risk

This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at how to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the CJRS has been

Policy making in a digital world

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how data and new technologies

Special advisers and the Johnson government

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the PM and his

A response to the SCHEER opinion on electronic cigarettes

This report from UK think tank EPICENTER looks at flawed e-cigarette regulation plans. In September 2020, the

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The UK internal market bill in the House of Lords

This event, hosted by UK think tank the Institute for Government will explore issues in the bill,

Problems of geography

This event, hosted by UK think tank RUSI will examine military and economic transport logistics in Russia’s

US presidential election: what next for US policy towards the Middle East?

This event, hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will consider regional policy priorities of a Biden

Russian gas supplies to Europe: is a moratorium on Nord Stream 2 really possible?

This event, hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will look at the prospects for the Nord

Building connectivity: how best to harness digital infrastructure to level up the country

This event, hosted by UK think Onward will discuss how best to harness digital infrastructure to level

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