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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Roads to recovery

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at exploring prison rehabilitation and its alternatives. One of the primary purposes of the...

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Prohibition 2.0

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Economic Affairs critiques the generational tobacco ban. The UK government is proposing a generational ban on...

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IfG response to the Maude review on civil service reform

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out their view on the Maude proposals for civil service reform. The history of...

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Hospital discharge funds: experiences in winter 2022–23

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund looks at the experiences of hospital discharge funds during winter 2022-2023. Delayed discharges from hospital are...

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Event with journalist James Heale

Political correspondent at The Spectator, James Heale, joined us for our first ‘ask me anything’ event. James started with a useful post-mortem of party conference...

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Fundraising fundamentals training

Our first fundraising fundamentals training session! We covered the key differences between different funders (individuals, trusts and foundations, corporates) and their drivers for support, critical...

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Operations network – in person!

Our Operations Network met for the first time in-person this month and had a detailed chat on everything from cyber and safety audits to VAT...

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