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Lonely nation

This report from UK think tank the Centre for Social Justice offers a new perspective on loneliness and social isolation. Loneliness in Britain is worse than ever. During 2023 a quarter of the population felt regularly lonely, a figure that has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the UK leading the way in launching the...

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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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Mission-driven government

This report from UK think tank IPPR aims to establish what 'mission-driven government' means in practice. This paper explores how and why the next government will need to be innovative in seeking to renew government for the 2020s. Successive government in previous decades – especially the Labour Party in 1997 – have radically reformed Whitehall....

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When to run the next spending review

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government recommends that the next government must hold an urgent spending review before a budget 'cliff edge'. With the UK facing levels of government spending uncertainty not seen in decades, this report warns that whoever wins the general election should launch a one-year spending round within...

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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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Combating kleptocracy: lessons from the response to Russia’s war in Ukraine

This report from UK think tank RUSI explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022. Two years on from the invasion of Ukraine, this paper explores the state of efforts to combat modern kleptocracy before February 2022 and assesses how the Kremlin’s war has catalysed a range of responses from Western...

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Changemakers or troublemakers: what do social care providers think of younger workers?

This report from UK think tank The King's Fund recommends that social care has a wider workforce that includes younger people within it. Social care has a problem with young people. In the overall economy, under-25s make up 11% of the workforce, and in some sectors younger people are the backbone of the workforce (around...

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Cost cutters

This report from UK think tank the Fabian Society sets out how the UK can address the poverty premium and make markets work for low-income families. The recent cost-of-living crisis and fall in living standards has been unprecedented in living memory. And while the rate of inflation may have fallen, families are still struggling to...

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Imperial measurement

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs offers a cost–benefit analysis of western colonialism. In recent years, we have seen a renewed interest in Britain’s imperialist past: the British Empire, the slave trade and the Caribbean slave labour plantations. More precisely, we have seen a revival of the idea that the...

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A review of the economic and social value produced through funding PhD students

This report from UK think tank City-REDI highlights the significant returns for individuals, the Exchequer and university-industry collaborations. This report produced by City-REDI for the National Civic Impact Accelerator explores the extensive impacts of PhD study, from enhancing university operations to spillover benefits for society, industry, and personal development. It emphasises the civic role of...

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On the rocks

This report from UK think tank the Adam Smith Institute looks at London's nightlife crisis. London’s nightlife is a great national asset, which generates £46 billion for our economy, and helps to cement the city’s global reputation. Beyond a direct financial contribution, the U.K. night-time economy acts as a catalyst for secondary spending across transportation,...

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Behind the scenes of the National Food Strategy

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance analyses the strategy’s successes as well as areas where it could have gone better. The 2021 UK National Food Strategy Review took a systems wide approach to analysing problems within the food system. To learn from the formulation of the National Food Strategy we interviewed the central...

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Rethinking the food system for health, climate and nature

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance argues that a data-led approach to improving the food system can be used as a platform for the UK to display global influence. The 2021 UK National Food Strategy Review combined data driven evidence with wide stakeholder engagement to diagnose serious problems caused by the food system,...

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Up for grabs

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation presents evidence on public attitudes to the pension ‘pot-for-life’ proposal. The Social Market Foundation recently published proposals for ‘member choice’ over pensions, whereby individuals can direct their contributions to a scheme of their choice. Meanwhile, the government is consulting on related proposals for a ‘lifetime...

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Triple dividend

This report from UK think tank Pro Bono Economics looks at how workplace volunteering can make us happier, healthier and more productive. Employers are struggling to find solutions to boost both their employees’ wellbeing and their productivity, as the UK economy fights to pull itself out of the doldrums. Growth is sluggish at best, and...

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