United Kingdom

Report

18 Jan 2018

Published in an environment of significant political uncertainty in both the US and Europe, this report focuses on the long-standing and fundamental drivers behind U.S and European policymaking, and sets out recommendations to address key structural factors that threaten the durability of the transatlantic relationship....

Commentary

10 Jan 2018

Britain’s liberal beacon, The Guardian, is scaling down but thinking big, writes David Hayes.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This discussion paper argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared.

Report

18 Dec 2017

With the first stage of the negotiations now complete and discussions set to turn to the future partnership, now is the time for the UK to decide what it wants for its long-term future outside of the EU.

Research report

15 Dec 2017

This report, which was commissioned and funded by Arts Council England, looks at the position of literary fiction today.

Report

8 Dec 2017

This report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a...

Research report

29 Nov 2017

This report presents actionable ways to grow social movements based on the practical experience of over forty people representing four social movements.

Strategy

27 Nov 2017

This white paper sets out a long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the United Kingdom.

Website

23 Oct 2017

The UK SCL represents an important step towards accelerating scholarly communication of research by allowing authors to retain their rights, enabling maximum re-use.

Report

23 Oct 2017

This report is a data-led guide to the state of small business in the UK, examining local-authority level characteristics of SME growth, productivity and other factors.

Report

15 Oct 2017

This independent review reports on how the artificial intelligence (AI) industry can be grown in the United Kingdom.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This quick guide provides a snapshot of current international defence engagement with Myanmar by the following countries—Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and India.

Report

12 Oct 2017

This study examines the impact of matched crowdfunding as a new means of getting ideas and projects off the ground, through analysis of a £251,500 matched crowdfunding pilot for arts and heritage projects.

Report

12 Oct 2017

This international survey shows that many people in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia struggle with preparing for retirement for similar reasons.

Report

11 Oct 2017

This report tracks investment in, and performance of, the national research system in an international setting, combining a variety of indicators to present a multifaceted factual view of the UK’s comparative performance in research.

Report

2 Oct 2017

This document provides a digest of the interviews carried out as part of the SCONULLeadership Task and Finish Group work on the ‘view from above’. The interviewees were either vice-chancellors or senior members of the executive of a range of universities.

Report

28 Sep 2017

A key element of this study is quantifying the extent of uncertainty about likely future trends. These uncertainties reflect the challenging task of balancing all the macro trends that might influence the future of work.

Report

27 Sep 2017

This study provides detailed insight on digital for arts and cultural organisations to affect change within their own work, along with an in-depth analysis of the major trends to guide policy makers and sector support organisations.

Working paper

26 Sep 2017

This study explores the extent to which young people’s belief in their own academic ability influences their educational trajectories.

Report

9 Sep 2017

This report assesses the most plausible policy options facing the UK in seeking to negotiate free movement reform.