Tackling the UK’s energy efficiency problem
With the United Kingdom paying the price for a decade of policy failure on energy policy, and with ministers giving the issue insufficient attention, this report sets out how the government can learn from successes abroad and failures at home, and develop a stable, long-term...
Managing extreme risks: how the new government can learn from Covid to be better prepared for the next crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed weaknesses in the United Kingdom’s approach to managing extreme risks. This report looks at some of the problems that emerged and sets out recommendations for how the UK government could strengthen its risk management to ensure that the nation is better...
Passing the net zero test: how to achieve policy coherence on climate change
Net zero is a huge national mission in the United Kingdom that will require policies from the whole-of-government to pull in the same direction. This report, which draws on a roundtable held in February 2022, explores how that objective might be achieved.
Net zero and the tax system
This report calls for a genuine public discussion on the potential of tax as a policy instrument alongside spending, regulation and other interventions to address the United Kingdom's transition to net zero.
Building a green recovery
The UK government has committed to securing a 'green recovery' from COVID-19. But the package of policies it has announced so far has been modest compared with other countries, while some of the policies it has announced have been poorly designed and implemented. This report...