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Heartbeats on the High Street: How Community Pharmacy can transform Britain’s health, wealth and wellbeing – highlights the unique role and “social capital” of Community Pharmacy. By putting pharmacies at the heart of public health, we argue that they can become vital institutions of localism, care and …

Reform is essential in facing up to England’s economic and political challenges. Local government has, some places, risen to the occasion. But the system that exists in England is unsuitable for the roles it is now being asked to take on, roles unforeseen at the time of …

In ‘A New Era for Retail Bonds’ Rishi Sunak MP calls for the Government to back the creation of a new exchange for SME bonds aimed at everyday savers. The report, which highlights the scale of the challenges faced by UK SMEs, is the first published by …

Beyond facing down expected economic downgrades and clarifying the direction on Brexit, resetting the agenda on intergenerational fairness has emerged as a top priority for the Chancellor in this month’s Budget. This focus reflects a growing body of evidence showing that generation-on-generation living standards progress is under …

Eating sugary food, drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes are legal activities. But politicians still use the law to discourage them. They raise their price, prohibit or limit their advertisement, restrict where they can be sold and consumed, and sometimes ban them outright. These politicians thereby violate John …

On the 10th November 2017, ResPublica launched the report Expanding Horizons: The Role for New Nuclear in the UK’s Energy Mix. In this report ResPublica makes the case for investing in new nuclear in the UK and demonstrate the significant and wide-ranging benefits involved. The report says …

If anything, the UK’s problem is too few robots, not too many. There are only 71 robots for every 10,000 employees in manufacturing, compared to more than 300 in Germany. This reflects a wider bias towards labour over capital investment across the UK economy, which contributes to …

The European Union faces manifold challenges from migration to Brexit, but the stars are aligning to create the conditions for a much-needed revamp of the bloc. Against this backdrop, the Centre for European Reform (CER) think-tank has produced ‘Relaunching the EU’ a blue-print for how the EU …

The UK should double the proportion of its international aid budget spent on research and development in order to solve the most pressing global challenges and support the Government’s Industrial Strategy, says Policy Exchange in a new report. In 2015, British aid for R&D amounted to £419 …

Ahead of the proposed start of trade talks with the EU in December, the UK must adopt the right approach now if it is to remain an attractive trading partner after Brexit. This new report by our Special Trade Commission, The Brexit Inflection Point: The Pathway to …

The UK and Sweden have the lowest smoking rates in the European Union as a result of consumers switching from cigarettes to low risk nicotine products: specifically, e-cigarettes and snus, respectively. Public Health England and other health organisations have concluded that the health risks of vaping are …

If a new trade policy framework can be developed, Trump’s presidency could offer a chance to move the debate forward and actually strengthen global trade by addressing some genuine shortcomings within the current system.