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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Broken ladders

This report from UK think tank EDSK explores why the ‘ladder of opportunity’ is brokenfor so many young people and how to fix it The...

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Build up

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance analyses the evidence and solutions that can avoid urban sprawl. With political parties pledging to build 300,000...

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Inflation, profits and market power

This report from UK think tank IPPR proposes major policy shifts and argues in favour of a new direction for competition policy. In the aftermath...

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EU climate and energy policy after the energy crunch

This report from UK think tank the Centre for European Reform argues that the EU should focus on long-term reforms needed to reduce Europe’s dependence...

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New WhatsApp network groups

We’ve had a busy month hosting our different network groups – operations, events, communications! Following on from these meetings we have set up dedicated chat...

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Research project management training

Our latest research project management training focused on building the skills to manage the life cycle of a research project from planning each aspect, implementation,...

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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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