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Defence and security can potentially be positive elements in the story of the British exit from the EU. Brexit will not alter geography. The UK is a power of great importance to European security and defence. Every significant security and defence challenge for EU member-state capitals will …

In December 2017 we commissioned ComRes to survey 500 human resources decision makers in UK private sector firms that hire agency workers. This report explores the results, and busts some myths about why firms choose to use agency workers. 43 per cent of firms who were using …

Standing at nearly £1.9 trillion, UK household debt remains a big issue. It is one that has very real and very obvious relevance for those families having to meet repayment commitments. But it is one that has macroeconomic implications too: the debt hangover that has endured over …

During the 19th Party Congress in October 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping outlined a bold set of reforms designed to mould the People’s Liberation Army into a ‘world-class’ force by 2050. In line with this vision, Beijing has emphasised the importance of promoting innovation, and that civil–military …

Recent GCSE results have shown that on average, pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) outperformed children whose first language is English on all key measures. Such findings, however, obscure huge disparities in the attainment of pupils in this group. This report looks beyond headline figures …

The UK is in a period of major political and economic change. Concerns about regional inequalities, productivity, an acute housing crisis in the country’s most economically successful areas, Brexit and climate change all loom large. Delivering high-quality infrastructure in a timely and cost-effective way is crucial to …

A new policy paper published today by The Henry Jackson Society warns that Russia’s reduced economic prospects could lead the Kremlin to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy in the years ahead. “Russia’s Economic Prospects – Modernisation or Stagnation?”, authored by Central and Eastern Europe specialist and …

As the world’s leading international financial centre, London faces fascinating opportunities as well as some significant challenges in coming years. This is as a result of Brexit, increased international competition from other global financial centres, such as New York, and the changing face of finance itself. London …

This research paper looks at what people put in and take out from the welfare state over their lifetime, updating John Hills’ seminal research on life-cycle welfare transfers between generations. It estimates the extent to which past and future cohorts contribute to the welfare state via taxation …

Our main focus in this report has been to identify the initial acquisition costs of nationalisation. This is the Social Market Foundation’s assessment of the likely costs associated with nationalising the water and sewerage industry in England. Nationalising the water industry in England would imply a significant …

A new report launched by Student Rights, a project of The Henry Jackson Society, has found that the Government and UK universities are consistently failing to do enough to combat extremism on campus. The National Union of Students (NUS) campaign ‘Students Not Suspects’ exacerbates, and even facilitates, …

This paper examines the issue of energy and displacement in detail, using insights from refugees in camps in Burkina Faso and Kenya. It seeks to promote a better understanding of their energy needs, priorities and preferences, and explores how increased access to energy might help to achieve …