A focus on employers in the new careers strategy is welcome, but we can’t leave disadvantaged children behind

Yesterday, the Government unveiled its long-awaited careers strategy, two years after it was first promised by the former Education Minister Sam Gyimah….

Posted by Events on December 5th, 2017

Following the budget, the case for investment in building homes is stronger than ever

Before the Budget, our Chief Exec and Director, Claudia Wood, warned that the Chancellor’s housing proposals were in danger of being ‘a…

Posted by Events on December 6th, 2017

Demos’ response to the DWP and BEIS Select Committee’s Framework for Modern Employment

The DWP and BEIS Select Committee’s Framework for Modern Employment is a strong statement against the exploitation of some of Britain’s poorest…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2017

Housing in, social care out? why Wednesday’s budget may be a series of half measures

Housing in, social care out? why Wednesday’s budget may be a series of half measures

It seems that housing will be front…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2017

Our emotional responses to AI and the danger of a backlash

Rodney Brooks, one of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers of the last 20 years, has recently written an article pointing…

Posted by Events on November 7th, 2017

The growing social mission of social housing

At the Conservative Party Conference last month, Demos hosted an event with the social housing provider Orbit regarding their role is helping…

Posted by Events on October 20th, 2017

“Just what do you think you’re doing, Dave?”

When the technology we rely on makes mistakes, what should we do? It feels like a simple question with a simple answer:…

Posted by Events on October 17th, 2017

The secret employability programme on your high street

Graham, who’s in his early 60s, has been unemployed now for over five years. Health problems brought a 15-year career as a…

Posted by Events on October 6th, 2017

Hello, Robot

Last year, Beauty.AI held an online beauty contest, but with a twist: it was “judged by robots”. Beauty.AI was going to be…

Posted by Events on September 22nd, 2017

The Age of the Social Entrepreneur

Writing 20 years ago at Demos, Charles Leadbeater introduced to the mainstream the then-fringe idea of combining business and charitable…

Posted by Events on September 21st, 2017

Still a Long Road Ahead in Fight Against Digital Extremism

With Theresa May speaking at the UN this week, the subject of extremist use of the web is back in the headlines….

Posted by demos on September 20th, 2017

Democracy goes digital

Politics has always been an arena for disagreement and heated arguments, and this sometimes results in insults directed at elected officials –…

Posted by Events on September 15th, 2017

We need to talk about gambling

If there was ever any doubt, the recent publication of statistics by the Gambling Commission reaffirmed the extent to which gambling,…

Posted by Events on September 14th, 2017

Why do we still use cash?

We are using less cash each year. In 2015, cash made up only 45% of paymentsDigital democracy: overview of attempts at online governance

The internet has changed everything. We shop online, work online, and entertain ourselves online; we find jobs and partners online. It’s even…

Posted by Events on August 23rd, 2017

GE2017 policy U-turns: part of healthy democracy or a sign of a broken system?

What do school lunches, social care plans, students’ fees, winter fuel payments, pension pots, energy prices, grammar schools and british…

Posted by Events on August 10th, 2017

Damned if you do, damned if you won’t

Astonishing new polling published by YouGov has revealed that 61 per cent of ‘Leave’ voters would be prepared to see the…

Posted by demos on August 1st, 2017

Is informal childcare an untapped resource for Londoners?

The Holiday Childcare Survey 2017, released today by the Family and Childcare Trust, contains few surprises. The bottom line is that parents…

Posted by Events on July 20th, 2017

Make space for fabrication and future makers

Much thought is being invested in the question of how the UK can improve its industrial strategy, and how we train young…

Posted by Events on July 18th, 2017

UK GDP figures show growth slowed sharply in Q1 2017, amid a fragile political situation, Brexit and falling real wages

Today saw the release of the second estimate for GDP and revised figures for business investment in the first quarter of 2017. …

Posted by Events on June 30th, 2017