Archives: Reports

Making care closer to home a reality

This report from UK think tank the King's Fund sets out the wholesale shift in focus needed to bolster primary and community care. The health and care system in England must shift its focus away from hospital care to primary and community services if it is to be effective and sustainable. Despite successive governments repeating...

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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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20 years of muddling through

This report from UK think tank EDSK looks at setting a new course for the state school system in England. Over the last decade the way that we run state schools has become a political football, creating a constant distraction from improving the life chances of children and young people. On that basis, the next...

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What’s cooking?

This report from UK think tank the Education Policy Institute reviews the existing evidence on the evolution of the Free School Meals (FSM) measure. This report reviews and discusses the existing evidence on the evolution of the Free School Meals (FSM) measure, over the past two decades, and on its uses, including in Pupil Premium...

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Mission purposeful

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics explores what a relationship reset between government and the charity sector might look like under a future Labour government. This work was made possible by a grant from the Charities Aid Foundation. Charities drive the nation’s sense of purpose. The hundreds of thousands of charities, community...

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Treasury ‘orthodoxy’

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government examines what is treasury 'orthodoxy' and whether it is a problem for government. This report examines accusations that rigid beliefs – an ‘orthodoxy’ – shape the Treasury’s economic thinking, with former prime minister Liz Truss and her allies attacking the department for being ideologically anti-growth...

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Leveraging human–machine teaming

This report from UK think tank RUSI argues that interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war. Interdependent human–machine teams will be a key component of future Western efforts to deter great power war and, if deterrence fails, win. In this policy guide, the authors argue...

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Amphibious Futures

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines how the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to an alliance or a coalition. The report examines how the force design of the Royal Marines will need to evolve to ensure the UK can effectively contribute to the amphibious capabilities...

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Diversity in the next parliament

This report from UK think tank British Future looks at analysis and projections of the ethnic and gender balance of the House of Commons in 2024. New British Future analysis and projections, based candidate selections, find ethnic minority representation in parliament is set to rise to around 12% after the General Election, regardless of the...

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Preparing for government

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out how the official opposition should ready itself for power. This report sets out key lessons for how any opposition party should use the final 12 months (or fewer) to prepare for government. In the final months before an election access talks are overdue....

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