Demos Responds to the Summer Budget

The Chancellor’s Summer Budget was billed as bold and delivered on the promise. It marks a clear break with the Coalition…

Posted by demos on July 8th, 2015

Equality of Opportunity and the Productivity Puzzle

While the Budget announced today will be the first Conservative Budget since 1996, it will focus on the same old problems that…

Posted by demos on July 8th, 2015

The Terms of Trade

Sunday trading – set to feature in today’s Budget – is one of those political issues that can leave you between…

Posted by demos on July 8th, 2015

Mind the Gap

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Summer Budget, the majority of media attention has focused on where the Government’s foreshadowed £12bn in spending cuts…

Posted by demos on July 6th, 2015

The dilemmas of decentralisation

Yesterday was the final day of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). This money, which has been distributed by central Government to…

Posted by demos on July 2nd, 2015

Closing the Inequalities Gap on Character Education

“I have never visited a school that excelled academically, which didn’t also excel in extra-curricular activities. As top heads and teachers already…

Posted by demos on June 29th, 2015

English, Not Employment, Must Come First for Migrants

The ability to speak English is widely considered essential to integration into British society. Not only has this view been promoted by…

Posted by demos on June 26th, 2015

The Opportunities of Change

The new Government has wasted little time in making it clear that welfare policy will be high on the agenda for 2015,…

Posted by demos on June 24th, 2015

Overcoming the Barriers to Impactful Policy

On Tuesday evening, the Boston Consulting Group hosted a reception to formally launch their new Centre for Public Impact – an…

Posted by demos on June 18th, 2015

The Local Solution to Energising Democracy

The Government’s localism agenda has changed the planning system in a number of important ways over the last five years. Regional…

Posted by demos on June 17th, 2015

Squaring the Circle

There are no good elections to lose – but some are better than others to win. Yesterday demonstrated both sides of the…

Posted by demos on June 11th, 2015

Evidence Gaps Holding Back Progress on Bullying

Bullying is becoming increasingly prominent in the UK education agenda, spurred on by the recognition of the lasting psychological damage that peer…

Posted by demos on June 8th, 2015

Why are British Indians more successful than Pakistanis?

Just under 60 per cent of British Pakistanis are living in relative poverty, while for Indians the figure is closer to…

Posted by demos on June 4th, 2015

Rethinking NIMBYism

Amber Rudd, the new Energy Secretary, has set out her plans to fulfil the Conservatives’ manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore…

Posted by demos on May 22nd, 2015

Demos Integration Hub Launches

Drawing on data from a wide range of public sources and leading independent research, the Hub provides a data-driven picture of the…

Posted by demos on May 21st, 2015

The Tory To-Do List

If last week’s election results were a victory for small ‘c’ conservatism, so too was David Cameron’s first reshuffle of the…

Posted by demos on May 12th, 2015

Mili-Brand Not Such a Joke After All

Ever since Miliband was snapped outside Russell Brand’s home, there has been much furore at the sight of the Leader of the…

Posted by demos on April 29th, 2015

Labour and Conservatives Converge on Immigration

Today, the Labour Party announced its 10-point plan for immigration, which includes tough new measures on people entering and leaving the country,…

Posted by demos on April 28th, 2015

The World Beyond

In an election campaign unique for its distinct lack of foreign policy debate, last Friday marked a distinct shift of gear. For…

Posted by demos on April 27th, 2015

Fair Accounting

It’s fair to say there’s been little love lost between the Coalition Government and disabled people as a group – and justifiably…

Posted by demos on April 24th, 2015