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Our Work

Our work is focused on the most pressing issues facing the United Kingdom today.

We publish research, hold events and run campaigns to support the policy debate and develop new thinking for the next generation of centre right thinkers and leaders.

Unlocking the potential of younger people and workers across Britain

The Unlocking Potential programme will develop practical policies to ensure that latent talent across the UK is harnessed to increase the growth and resilience of the economy

Making it easier to start and support a family

The New Deal for Parents project will focus on practical solutions to break down the barriers facing parents, from blocks on fertility treatment to unaffordable childcare and housing.

A practical policy programme to transform science and innovation in the UK

The Science Superpower Programme explores how ministers can realise their ambitions for the UK to be a “science superpower”. It fills a major gap in the current policy debate by bringing together some of the finest scientific minds with leading policymakers to explore the strategic challenges, opportunities and trade-offs that the government and scientific community face. 

Understanding our changing political settlement

Our work on the UK’s changing electoral geography led us to identify the importance of the Red Wall and Workington Man ahead of the 2019 election. The Future Politics programme is focused on the changing values and voting patterns of the electorate and the future of the Union.

Practical and popular ways to decarbonise the economy

Established in 2021, the Getting to Zero programme is dedicated to developing practical and politically possible ways for the UK to meet its net zero ambitions and lead the world in decarbonisation. It is supported by the European Climate Foundation.

Repairing the ties that bind communities together

A landmark programme to understand the changing nature of community in different parts of the UK, and explore ways to repair the social fabric of different places in meaningful and practical ways. Our Social Fabric programme is currently supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Youth Futures Foundation and Power to Change.

 

Reducing economic disparities between places

Our work on the UK’s regional disparities has been the engine behind the levelling up agenda. This programme focuses on bridging the UK’s longstanding spatial inequalities and bringing economic opportunity to places which have lagged behind for too long.