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London’s housing market is increasingly unaffordable for those on low to middle incomes. While it has always been more expensive to rent or buy in the capital, the scale of the unaffordability of housing has never been greater. As a result, today’s Londoners or would-be Londoners face …

Energy prices are once again in the news, with manifesto commitments and potential government action being considered as some energy suppliers raise their prices before winter. Some two thirds of consumers remain on a standard variable tariff, which can mean they are paying as much as £300 …

In this major new report, Policy Exchange provides a comprehensive analysis of the struggle against online extremism – the ’new Netwar’. The spate of terrorist attacks in the first half of 2017 confirmed that jihadist radicalisation is a real and present danger to the national security of …

This paper examines kidnapping as a source of terrorist finance, arguing that a new approach is needed if terrorist groups are not to continue to benefit from multimillion-dollar cash injections.

The ongoing Basel IV discussions seek to impose additional capital requirement on banks, a move that would disproportionately affect those in Europe. Whilst the EU is tightening its financial regulations by implementing Basel III, the US regulation is likely to be streamlined starting in 2018/19. If Europe …

The report identifies key trends and areas of potential economic collaboration in the coming decade. It cites the ‘significant opportunities’ and benefits for the two global powers to deepen their economic ties, with scope for an ‘enormous increase’ in investment in both directions. The study, however, also …

On November 30th 2016, the Bank of England released the results of its third publicly disclosed set of stress tests of the financial resilience of the UK banking system. It is important to appreciate why these stress tests matter: what is at stake is whether our banks …

The reality of British geopolitical capability means Britain is poised to thrive post-Brexit. Is Britain in decline? Following the EU referendum, you could be forgiven for thinking so. Commentators seem gripped by the idea that the country is heading towards national decline. This is simply not the …

The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe, and comes second only to the United States globally, according to a major new report by The Henry Jackson Society. The “Audit of Geopolitical Capability” rigorously evaluated Britain’s standing using thirty-five indicators, and compared the results to …

This paper makes the case for the wider use of financial investigation techniques in the fight against serious and organised crime.

This paper explores the financial dimensions of wildlife crime, and the need to disrupt the financial networks of those engaged in this crime.

Legatum Institute’s Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies and chair of our Special Trade Commission, Shanker Singham along with authors Austen Morgan, Victoria Hewson and Alice Brooks, set out the steps to minimise potential disruptions at the Irish border, so that we can ensure a future …