Archives: Reports

Drowning not waving

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice outlines a bleak future without urgent action to support Scotland’s vital charity sector. In September 2023, the CSJ office in Scotland embarked on a mission to understand the challenges faced by grassroots charities. Through polling 1,000 people in Scotland and engaging with 80 charity...

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Place-based public service budgets

This report from UK think tank New Local looks at making public money work better for communities. Severe challenges face public services in England. Austerity has created a ‘doom-loop’ whereby the short-term urgency to respond to crises prevents the development of long term solutions to underlying problems. Top-down efficiency initiatives no longer produce real savings,...

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UK Poverty 2024

This report from UK think tank the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the current situation across different groups and regions, and the future prospects for poverty in the UK. The UK is entering this election year with unacceptably high levels of poverty, appallingly high for some groups. We need a coherent plan with creative policies...

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Character building

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation outlines the importance of character development in education. New technologies and new challenges mean that young people today will need more than just technical skills and knowledge to be prepared for the careers of tomorrow. In this Social Market Foundation briefing, Baroness Morgan of Cotes...

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Healthy places, prosperous lives

This report from UK think tank IPPR identifies examples of transformative place-level interventions in the UK which are already making a difference. The UK is getting poorer and sicker, and this trend is not equal across the country. Poorer and sicker areas are getting poorer and sicker the most quickly. To help develop a path...

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Opening opportunities

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at improving employment prospects for autistic people. In every sector of the UK economy, there are skills shortages and an ongoing battle for talent. Yet there is a pool of talent, willing to work, which often goes untapped. Only three in 10 autistic people are...

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Broken ladders

This report from UK think tank EDSK explores why the ‘ladder of opportunity’ is broken for so many young people and how to fix it. The academic pathway from school up to university is a well-trodden and well-understood route. In contrast, for those young people who do not attend university, the first rungs on the...

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From HK to UK

This report from UK think tank British Future will explore Hong Kongers' new lives in Britain. The most authoritative study to date of BN(O) Hong Kongers in the UK. From HK to UK: Hong Kongers’ new lives in Britain draws on new research from a representative sample of 2,000 Hong Kongers who have come to...

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City region employment profiles

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation takes a deep dive into insecure work and employment. New analysis that builds on research presented in our recent ‘Delivering Levelling Up? How secure work can reduce regional inequality’ report and takes a deep dive into insecure work and employment in nine Mayoral Combined Authorities, Greater...

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Making markets in practice

This report from UK think tank IPPR argues that there is an urgency for policymakers to implement a green industrial strategy. With Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPs and Science Act and the EU’s Green Industrial Plan, industrial policy is back in vogue. Yet after years of neglect in favour of hands-off, agnostic policymaking, governments...

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