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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Government outsourcing

This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at what has worked and

The ‘make do and mend’ health service

This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at solving the NHS’ capital crisis. The NHS

The Nanny State Index briefing

This briefing from the UK think tank EPICENTER looks at lifestyle regulations on the rise across Europe.

Up in arms

This report from the UK think tank the Centre for European Reform looks at Europe's arms export

Advancing UK maritime aviation in the Queen Elizabeth-class era

This report from the UK think tank IISS considers the opportunities and challenges that the carrier era

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How to fix government outsourcing

This event from the UK think tank the Institute for Government launches a new report on government

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This event from the UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how government should manage

How to train your Prime Minister

This event from the UK think tank Resolution Foundation looks at what the past nine Prime Ministers

Britain’s role in the WTO after Brexit

Deal or no deal, the UK will take up an independent seat at the World Trade Organization

Anarchy in the UK (and Everywhere Else)

This event from the UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at hard evidence on the

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