Policy area: Politics

Reports

A new deal for England

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at how the next government should complete the job of English devolution. This report calls on the next government to reset the English devolution agenda and puts forward 30 proposals – which can and should be implemented over the next five years – to...

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Challenges for counter-proliferation finance and sanctions control in banking

This report from UK think tank RUSI focuses on international and unilateral sanctions frameworks regarding the proliferation of WMDs. This report focuses on international and unilateral sanctions frameworks regarding the proliferation of WMDs in North Korea, Iran and Russia, identifying the challenges of implementing counter-proliferation finance and sanctions controls.

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The Indo-Pacific in Indian foreign policy

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the Indo-Pacific in Indian foreign policy. This Policy Brief examines India’s initial caution in embracing the role of the Indo-Pacific in India’s strategic outlook, the changing geopolitical circumstances that led New Delhi to adopt a more proactive approach, and how India’s Indo-Pacific strategy is impacting relationships with...

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Requirements for the command and control of the UK’s ground-based air defence

This report from UK think tank RUSI seeks to outline the trajectory of the future air threat environment, as well as the components critical to meeting that threat. The purpose of this paper is to identify requirements for the command and control (C2) of the British Army’s ground-based air defences (GBAD) within an overarching integrated...

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Assuring the tactical sustainment of land forces on the modern battlefield

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines the evolving threat and necessary mitigations to enable the tactical sustainment of land forces. This paper examines the evolving threat and necessary mitigations to enable the tactical sustainment of land forces between the corps support area and last mile resupply. It postulates three challenges that increasing battlefield...

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Building consent: housing by popular demand

This report from UK think tank Localis sets out ideas for housing by popular demand in harmony with existing communities and in line with the contours of place. The contributors to Localis’s essay collection set out ideas for a hope-filled future in which the new homes and developments our country needs might be built in...

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Mass Precision Strike: designing UAV complexes for land forces

This report from UK think tank RUSI examines how UAVs offer the most utility to land forces. This paper addresses the question of what components are necessary for land forces to field a UAV complex that can deliver precision effects en masse to maximise the efficiency of exchange with an enemy. Russia’s full-scale invasion of...

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Immigration and the election: time to choose

This report from UK think tank British Future looks at public trust in the Conservative and Labour parties to have the right policies on immigration and asylum. Immigration and the election: Time to choose examines shifting public attitudes to immigration and asylum. It draws on new findings from the Ipsos/British Future Immigration Attitudes Tracker, which...

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Trust in public life

This report from UK think tank The Constitution Unit argues that there is an urgent need to rebuild the system for upholding standards in public life. Constitutional watchdogs are the guardians of the system for upholding standards. This project concerns seven constitutional watchdogs which monitor the conduct of the executive: the Advisory Committee on Business...

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Short term thinking

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute reviews the proposal to apply VAT of 20% to private school fees in order to raise significant revenue. This paper reviews the proposal to apply VAT of 20% to private school fees in order to raise significant revenue. We build on a paper from the...

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Obstacles to adding VAT to school fees

This report from UK think tank EDSK focuses on the issues that could complicate efforts to add VAT onto independent school fees. With a general election due in the coming months, the Labour Party’s plans to add VAT to independent school fees has taken on even greater salience. The question of how much money this...

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State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewal

This report from UK think tank IPPR assesses our current course and proposes five priority areas for a decade of renewal. The North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives. Regional inequality is a major...

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Strengthening the UK’s fiscal framework: Putting fiscal rules in their place

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government provides a guide to reform the fiscal framework to enable the government to make better choices. The UK’s fiscal framework, including a flawed set of rules, is incentivising bad policy decisions shaped by short-termism and fictional spending plans – and does little to promote fiscal...

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The prospective immigration policy of Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour party

This report from UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society looks at the prospective immigration policy of Sir Keir Starmer's Labour party. The Labour Party, headed by Sir Keir Starmer, finds itself in a favourable position for the upcoming elections. Yet its position on one of the most important topics for the electorate today remains...

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Free wills

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute will make the case for the abolition of inheritance tax. This paper, newly updated since its initial publication in 1995, finds that many of the arguments made in favour of the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) nearly thirty years ago are still relevant today- and,...

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Related Events

28 May 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: The Henry Jackson Society

Unveiling the global threat: China, Iran, Russia and North Korea as the axis of upheaval

This event hosted by UK think tank the Henry Jackson Society will delve into the genesis of this enigmatic geopolitical formation.  The world is witnessing a seismic shift in geopolitical dynamics. The second Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has brought to light a newly formed alliance—one that transcends borders and ideologies. China, Iran, and...

29 May 2024

Location: Online / Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE

Think tank: Chatham House

India elections: what’s next for Modi and India’s place in the world?

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House discusses the complexities of India’s 2024 election and its impact on regional stability and international relations. India’s 18th general election stands as a monumental milestone in the history of democracy as the largest electoral exercise in the world. However, it also comes at a time of...

4 June 2024

Location: Adam Smith Institute, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3DJ

Think tank: Adam Smith Institute

The next generation: welcoming Julia Garayo Willemyns

This event hosted by UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute will welcome Julia Garayo Willemyns, Founding Co-Director of UK Day One Project. We are thrilled to announce that on Tuesday 4th June the Adam Smith Institute will welcome Julia Garayo Willemyns, Founding Co-Director of UK Day One Project, for The Next Generation. ​​​​​At TNGs, we...

5 June 2024

Location: Online / Resolution Foundation, 2 Queen Anne's Gate , London SW1H 9AA

Think tank: Resolution Foundation

State crafting

This event hosted by UK think tank the Resolution Foundation will discuss the changes and challenges for managing the public finances. Tax and spend are at the heart of every general election – understandably as they represent the most significant choices made by most governments. The size and shape of the state has changed substantially...

5 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: The Constitution Unit

Priorities for new MPs’ induction in the next parliament

This event hosted by UK think tank the Constitution Unit will discuss the induction process for new MPs. Whatever the result of the upcoming general election, a large number of new MPs will enter the House of Commons. A well-designed induction programme will be crucial for helping them to find their feet and become effective parliamentarians....

6 June 2024

Location: Online

Think tank: Chatham House

Beyond the ballot: implications of the 2024 European elections

This event hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will  map out the stakes and challenges faced by the Union in the 2024 parliamentary elections. The 2024 European parliamentary elections serve as a crucial juncture in the European Union’s trajectory. As Europe confronts an unprecedented security threat at its borders from an imperialist Russia, the...

6 June 2024

Location: The Assembly Room, The Exchange, 3 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2DR

Think tank: The Foreign Policy Centre

What does the future hold for the US and UK’s ‘Special Relationship’?

This event hosted by UK think tank the Foreign Policy Centre will examine the transatlantic partnership in the year of elections. The ‘special relationship’ between the United States and United Kingdom has often been lauded by successive Presidents and Prime Ministers, keen to underscore a closely fostered partnership. The two countries have shared significant ties,...