Government of the United Kingdom

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2 Feb 2017

This white paper confirms the Prime Minister’s vision of an independent, truly global UK and an ambitious future relationship with the EU.

On 17 January 2017 the Prime Minister set out the twelve principles which will guide the government in fulfilling the democratic will...


15 Sep 2016

The Royal Charter forms the constitutional basis of the BBC. The broadcaster's current Charter is due to expire at the end of 2016. An accompanying Framework Agreement recognises the BBC's editorial independence.

Both publications follow the UK Government’s 12 May White Paper which set...

Research report

6 Jul 2016

In this Executive Summary, the Inquiry sets out its conclusions on a number of issues that have been central to the controversies surrounding Iraq. In addition to the factors that shaped the decision to take military action in March 2003 without support for an authorising...

Research report

19 May 2016

Concerned about the rising levels of drug resistance whereby microbes evolve to become immune to a known drugs, the UK Prime Minister asked economist Jim O’Neill to analyse this global problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and propose concrete actions to tackle it internationally. In July...


19 Jun 2015

The UK government is increasingly using outcome-based payment schemes – often called “payment by results” – to deliver public services. PbR is a mechanism where all or part of the payment depends on the provider achieving outcomes specified by the commissioner. Providers are, to a...

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7 Nov 2013

Introduction: Funded by the Cabinet Office, the Innovation in Giving Fund supports innovations that aim to get many more people involved in giving time, money, skills and resources to the causes they care about. Nesta set out to find and support the most...

Research report

30 Nov 2011

Governments across the world want to save money, indeed they need to save money. At the same time they seek to achieve urgent transformation and reform in their organisational structures - a process that often requires new information systems and data infrastructures.

In the...


1 Apr 2008

The internet and video games are very popular with children and young people and offer a range of opportunities for fun, learning and development. But there are concerns over potentially inappropriate material, which range from content (e.g. violence) through to contact and conduct of children...

Research report

12 Jul 2007

The UK Arts and Humanities Research Council provides funding for students undertaking Masters degrees and doctoral research in the arts and humanities. Approximately 40 per cent of their funding is spent in support of postgraduate research and training. In 2005/06 this amounted to just...