On a day when the Work and Pensions select committee confirms the Universal Credit IT system is becoming a white elephant and the…Posted by demos on April 9th, 2014
‘Nick Clegg tells interviewer he need a coffee’ Tweeted the BBC’s Norman Smith this morning, ‘At 9.15. 9.15 ??? Wakey, wakey’.
Perhaps he…Posted by demos on April 2nd, 2014
£1.4 trillion. That’s the staggering figure attributed to the level of household debt in the UK. The average student now leaves university…Posted by demos on March 26th, 2014
The pension reforms announced by George Osborne were unquestionably the most significant aspect of the budget. After a few days, some of…Posted by demos on March 24th, 2014
Barack Obama famously pioneered the use of social media as a campaign tool, to great effect. Demos is currently running a project…Posted by demos on March 20th, 2014
Conservative MP Nick de Bois is half right. He’s right that the ‘squeezed middle’ is further squeezed by income tax thresholds that…Posted by demos on March 17th, 2014
Banking in Britain is not competitive – at least not in the way that you or I would understand.
A market that…Posted by demos on January 16th, 2014
This week, the stranglehold that high street banks have over key bank services – like current accounts, small business lending, and mortgages…Posted by demos on January 20th, 2014
Yesterday, the ONS maintained its preliminary estimate of GDP growth for the last quarter of 2013 at 0.7 per cent. This seems to…Posted by demos on February 26th, 2014
Since the first Tweet was sent in 2006, Twitter has become the mouthpiece of almost 650 million users: a sizeable digital chorus…Posted by demos on March 13th, 2014
The bunny budget quickly became the bingo budget. When Grant Shapps tweeted CCHQ’s latest viral poster saying beer and bingo was what hardworking…Posted by demos on March 20th, 2014
I was asked today to comment on the unfolding dispute between the Archbishop of Westminster and David Cameron regarding the ‘morality’ of…Posted by demos on February 19th, 2014
Yesterday, Ed Miliband set out his party’s vision for a more responsive, more accountable state. While he acknowledged the need for…Posted by demos on February 11th, 2014
I’ve rarely seen a programme talked about as much as Channel 4’s documentary Benefits Street.
The kitchen sink drama has…Posted by demos on February 11th, 2014
Ed Miliband is due to give the Hugo Young Lecture next week. It comes at a time when the opposition…Posted by demos on February 7th, 2014
GCSE figures released last week show that the gap in attainment between richer and poorer students is widening. Demos analysis of the…Posted by demos on January 27th, 2014
There is a growing tension between the role of public services in supporting families, and sanctioning their behaviour. This may strike some…Posted by demos on January 21st, 2014
It is becoming clear that the run up to the general election will increasingly turn into a game of one-upmanship. With each…Posted by demos on January 20th, 2014
The benefit cap statistics released last week provoked predictable reactions – finding 33,000 households were subject to the cap led the Daily…Posted by demos on January 14th, 2014