Watching me, watching you: worker surveillance in the UK after the pandemic
Worker surveillance is as old as work itself, but new technology is making it easier and cheaper than ever. In this report, the authors make policy recommendations that would help redress the balance of power between workers and employers.
Stressed and overworked
In this report, Health Foundation researchers analyse survey data to understand the experiences of GPs in the United Kingdom and how they compare to other countries. They present the data under three themes - how GPs view their job; the care GPs provide and how...
Green jobs: rapid evidence review
This evidence review aims to summarise what we know in terms of the drivers and barriers to getting more people into 'green' jobs. It also outlines some initial ideas for how policy-makers and employers can intervene.
Governing University Living Labs for sustainable development: lessons from international case studies
Jonas Pigeon, Xiaoyang Peng, Sam Rye, Rob Raven
This report outlines key recommendations and drivers to help University Living Labs stimulate innovation towards collective action on global challenges like climate change.
How to abolish a public body: ten lessons from previous restructures
Public bodies are frequently abolished, but there is little public guidance on how to do this. This report sets out ten practical lessons to help ministers and civil servants to decide when abolitions should happen and then to manage them well.
The role of universities in driving overseas investment into UK research and development
While universities already play an important role in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the UK, there is a clear opportunity for this role to be expanded and enhanced through better collaboration between universities, local partners and government. The purpose of this report is to...
'A punishing process': experiences of people on the 10-year route to settlement
Around 170,000 people are estimated to have permission to remain in the United Kingdom on a ’10-year route to settlement’ - a pathway that requires them to accrue 10 years of continuous lawful residence before they can apply for indefinite leave to remain. In this...
Mission metrics: policy evaluation tools for cities to optimise learning for the green transition
The authors of this paper argue that if decision-makers are to find solutions for addressing wicked problems, such as the climate crisis, they must develop skills for accepting and navigating risks as a means for accelerating innovation.
Gender dynamics in the post-pandemic future of work
The Australian Women’s Working Futures (AWWF) Project is a two-wave survey designed to understand the attitudes of young women and men aged 40 and under about their working futures.
Government communications in 2023 and beyond
This paper reflects the themes of a private roundtable held at the Institute for Government in November 2022 and a small number of associated interviews. It looks at how government communications can be most effective, including by considering the role of the Government Communication Service...
Technology and Inequality Roundtable Series: summary of discussions
In November 2022, the British Academy convened three roundtable events, as part of its project on Technology and Inequality for the UK Government Office for Science. This document summarises the key insights that emerged during these three roundtable events.
Data sharing during coronavirus: lessons for government
This report synthesises the lessons from six case studies and other research on government data sharing during the pandemic. It finds that current legislation, such as the Digital Economy Act and UK General Data Protection Regulation, does not constitute a barrier to data sharing.
Effects of digitalization on the human centricity of social security administration and services
The author of this working paper argues that there is no substitute for sound, evidence-based policy development to support a human-centric approach to social policy and government to service delivery. To enhance the benefits from AI while minimising the adverse risks, social security administration needs...
How to build a Net Zero society
Kristina Londakova, Izzy Brennan, Andrew Schein, Jake Reynolds, Ed Whincup, Edwin Chan, Marcos Pelenur, David Halpern
Tackling climate change is not only a moral and legal obligation in the UK, but is also the growth opportunity of the 21st century, and is backed by huge public support. This report builds on several years’ research and dozens of case studies across the...
Green expectations: involving communities in landscape change
This report examines whether expected changes to land use and management will create a need for new policy and mechanisms to rebalance interests between different communities. The authors propose three changes that would reduce tensions within communities and make sure their benefits from altering land...
The future of food: opportunities to improve health through reformulation
This research sets out to uncover which food categories could be promising targets for reformulation to reduce calorie consumption, and what the main barriers or opportunities to reformulation were for industry and policy-makers
Cyber threat report: UK charity sector
The purpose of this report is to help charities in the United Kingdom understand current cyber security threats, the extent to which the sector is affected and whether it is being targeted, and where charities can go for help.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: summary of a private roundtable
This paper summarises a roundtable discussion held in the UK in the summer of 2022 about General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR), a data- sharing initiative that the NHS launched in 2021.
How to talk to policymakers about research
This report examines how policy-makers currently engage with cutting-edge research, and considers ways to improve the relationship between those who push at the boundaries of knowledge and those who govern the country.
GreenGo: unlocking an energy efficiency and clean heat revolution
In this report, the authors highlight the substantial benefits of upgrading the UK’s housing stock to make the case for greater policy support above and beyond existing packages. They also argue for a comprehensive, nation-wide retrofitting programme to meet improved environmental standards to be overseen...
The morality of growth
The economic turmoil of recent years has seen a renewed focus on Britain’s failure to grow. This essay, by CPS Director Robert Colvile, sets out how this is a much longer-term problem than we think – that the growth ceiling of the British economy has...
Smoke without fire: a new vision for vaping policy in the UK
Urgent change and an effective regulatory framework is needed if the UK Government is going to reach its smoke-free goal, reduce health inequalities and diminish the devastating impacts smoking has on people’s lives. This white paper seeks to identify ways of encouraging smokers to switch...
Social mobility progression report 2022: mind the gap
The study is the latest advancement by KPMG to deepen understanding of social inequalities in the workplace, while sharing its insights with the wider business community.
Green investment: the prudent choice for prosperity
This paper sets out how to increase public spending on climate and nature in the United Kingdom, at speed - to maximise economic opportunities and ensure ongoing public support.
Diversity and inclusion in the think tank sector
Diversity is vital for research organisations. It is important that think tanks reflect the wider population and that their work can represent a broad range of experiences. Efforts have already been made to improve diversity in the sector, but it is clear that much more...