Briefing paper

Beyond the Union: a new platform for European cooperation

This paper outlines one option for future cooperation on development and foreign policy issues between the European Union, the United Kingdom and the EFTA (European Free Trade Association) countries.
Guide

A short guide to non-continuation in UK universities

This document explores non-continuation in the UK higher education system. It demonstrates that the UK has the lowest drop-out rate of any OECD country. It also considers which students are most at risk of not completing their courses and what changes could usefully be implemented...
Report

Building a resilient economy

This report focuses on the role of government and policy in delivering systemic change. The authors outline where public policymakers should place the emphasis in order to transform the world’s economic and financial systems most effectively to mitigate future environmental crises.
Report

The future of towns

This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future of towns in the United Kingdom. The authors have developed a new typology of towns, and provide in-depth analysis of the challenges facing different town types.
Working paper

Dynamic capabilities in the public sector: the case of the UK’s Government Digital Service

This study explores the concept of dynamic capabilities in the public sector. Using the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) as a case study, the authors demonstrate how such capabilities form and how they evolve over time.
Report

Design for a circular economy: reducing the impacts of the products we use

In this report, the legislation that has helped to drive greater energy efficiency is evaluated as well as recommendations to improve it. This includes ways to cut more energy and address resource efficiency to stop the UK getting through electronics at such an unsustainable rate...
Report

Political campaigning: the law, the gaps and the way forward

There is no single regulator covering digital political campaigning (and the necessity of a single regulator is questionable). This paper addresses the various legislative regimes in place and the various regulators that exist.
Briefing paper

The agreement on the future relationship: a first analysis

After years of negotiations, the United Kingdom and the European Union have struck a deal on their future relationship. This deal is one of the most critical agreements the UK will negotiate in the post-Brexit era. This paper offers a first attempt at assessing the...
Policy report

Brexit and coronavirus: economic impacts and policy response

Brexit and coronavirus are two shocks that are almost perfectly designed to substantially affect the entire UK economy. This paper argues that the UK government should restrict access to coronavirus support schemes to businesses affected by the pandemic, rather than those adjusting to Brexit changes.
Report

Levelling up health for prosperity

This report outlines policy to make health improvement and the reduction of place-based health inequality a joint enterprise between local and national government.