What next? Priorities for Britain

A nationally representative poll of over 10,000 British people has looked at the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people’s lives and how people’s attitudes have changed. Demos researchers found that the nation is divided on their experiences and attitudes.

Britain under lockdown

This report brings together stories and statistics about the change British people have lived through in the last few months, bringing together contributions from nearly 12,000 members of the public who shared their ideas and experiences. The aim is to help people and policy-makers alike...

Time for corporate standards to outlaw racism

Racism and climate change are already hitting black communities disproportionately hard, all over the world. They will also be hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic turmoil that will follow. Organisations can play a vital role in supporting change, to generate a level...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Are train drivers in the Pilbara the highest paid in the world?

UK transport commentator, Christian Wolmar claims train drivers in the Pilbara earn about $240,000 a year and are probably the highest-paid train drivers in the world.

Electric vehicles and batteries can drive growth of residential solar

This report assesses the prospects for residential solar, batteries and electric vehicles (EVs) in Britain and Germany, and looks at opportunities for near-term growth in the residential solar, battery storage and EV markets.
Blog post

What is the creative economy?

From ‘creative industries’ to ‘creative economy’ – how the idea of creative industries and the creative economy has changed in the last 20 years.
Book review

Tales of Robin Hood (part 4): social security and risk over the short and medium terms

There are many intermediate steps in the move from a snapshot comparison of the distribution of taxation and benefits in Australia and the United Kingdom to a life course perspective. Taking time into account over the short and medium terms shows us the impact of...
Book review

Tales of Robin Hood (part 3): The long view – social policies and the life cycle

Much comparative analysis in social policy uses ‘snapshots’ of what different kinds of households receive and contribute in a given year. But household and individual circumstances change over time. Some changes happen as life takes its course: for example, children begin life as receivers, but...
Book review

Tales of Robin Hood (part 2): Are the poor too expensive? Redistribution and the welfare state

The welfare states of Australia and the United Kingdom share much, but not everything, as the first article in this series comparing the two countries showed. In this instalment, focus shifts to how taxes, cash benefits and services in-kind, such as health, education and housing...
Book review

Politics, newspapers and witch-hunts: the tragic case of Baby P

On 3 August 2007, Peter Connelly died of injuries sustained at his family home in London aged just seventeen months. In the aftermath of Peter’s death, politicians rode high on outrage and Rebekah Brooks, the then editor of The Sun newspaper, led what she termed...