Policy report

Learning from lockdown: 12 steps to eliminate digital exclusion

While digital exclusion is a long-standing problem, it has often struggled for attention and resources in recent years in a crowded public policy landscape. This report is a response to this challenge, setting out a series of 12 recommendations calling for ambitious action from policy...
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Contribution of the arts and culture industry to the UK economy

Outlining the economic and social contributions made by the arts and culture industry, this report also considers the dynamic role that arts organisations play in acting as incubators and contributing to local area regeneration.
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Rebuilding business for society

This report reveals the contrasting views employees of different types of firm have about their workplaces in terms of purpose, and the importance of ownership to these perceptions. Taking these results, the authors discuss why diverse forms of ownership are necessary to achieve the broader...
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Using economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities

Creating a society where everyone has an opportunity to live a healthy life requires action across government. This report contains case studies of economic development strategies which look beyond narrow financial outcomes as measures of success, and instead aim to enhance human welfare.
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Making a difference: libraries, lockdown and looking ahead

This report assesses the impact of public library services since the introduction of lockdown restrictions. The findings show that some 15 million adults in the UK used public library services in the period between March and June 2020. The positive impact of engaging with library...
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The value of people power

Whether we call it formal or informal volunteering, giving, social action, mutual aid, or simply people helping people, the power of connecting and helping each other makes a huge contribution to society. This report includes an economic analysis of the value of people power and...
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Artificial intelligence: the future of regulation?

The raft of new rules imposed on regulated financial institutions in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has a huge compliance cost. Could artificial intelligence offer efficiency gains?
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NHS Test and Trace: the journey so far

NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) is England’s COVID-19 contact tracing programme. This report outlines how the programme works and analyses the key stages in the development of testing and contact tracing in England. Following this, it highlights some of the ongoing challenges faced by NHSTT...
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Open access to research publications: independent advice

This report sets out advice by Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group, on open access to research policy. The independent advice was requested by Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson in July 2015.
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Open access to research publications-2018: independent advice

This is the second independent report on Open Access received from Professor Adam Tickell, Chair of the UK Open Access Co-ordination Group. It presents a refreshed evidence base, and answers specific questions requested by the Minister for Universities and Science, Jo Johnson, in November 2017.