Report

All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
Policy report

Net zero: how government can meet its climate change target

In June 2019, the UK government committed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This report examines the current government’s approach to tackling, and preparing for, climate change – as well as the approaches of previous governments and other countries.
Policy report

Net zero and the tax system

This report draws on earlier Institute for Government work on delivering net zero and on reforming the way in which the United Kingdom makes tax policy. It argues that the Chancellor needs to address the role tax policy will play in supporting the transition to...
Policy report

The climate consensus

At a decisive point for climate action, this report presents a viable path to meeting the United Kingdom’s 2030 target, with the UK public united in support of a climate policy package that could barely impact on weekly costs for the lowest income households.
Briefing paper

Youth mental health and COVID-19: 2021 Policy Lab briefing note

This paper summaries the discussions that emerged from a conference exploring the impacts of COVID-19 and related responses on the mental health of young people in disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable groups in the United Kingdom.
Case study

Exploring the value of QR in supporting researcher-scale activities

Quality Related (QR) funding from Research England provides an important source of support for research in English universities. This report identifies and explores the ways in which QR funding is used, its benefits, and how it complements other types of research income.
Report

Attitudes to inequalities

This research identifies three distinct groups within the population that emerged from a survey of responses to questions about structural and individual causes of inequalities, fairness and perceptions of inequalities in the United Kingdom.
Policy report

UK’s industrial policy: learning from the past?

The United Kingdom’s industrial policy since the 1970s has been characterised by frequent policy reversals and announcements, driven by political cycles. This paper explores the impacts of these deficiencies of the industrial policy-making landscape in the UK and contrasts them with the experiences of other...
Report

CQC’s impact on the quality of care

This report was commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as part of the evaluation of CQC’s five-year strategy, and aims to provide an in-depth assessment of the relationship between CQC’s regulatory approach, and improvement in quality of health and social care.
Literature review

Rapid literature review on effective regulation: implications for the Care Quality Commission

This report presents the findings of a rapid literature review on what constitutes effective regulation, specifically in health and social care sectors but also more broadly.