We publish research reports and briefing papers under the following five main categories. Click a category below or use the search box to find what you are looking for.
Capital concerns: Poverty in London and the role of business in helping tackle it
This report calls attention to the scale of in-work poverty in the UK and London today, what drives it, and the impact it has. It is a part of a wider project – created in partnership with Trust for London - to develop a new benchmark that helps businesses tackle in-work poverty.
|Published:||23 January 2022|
|Author(s):||Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd|
Public Service Reform in the 2020s
What does 'public service reform' look like in the 2020s? This briefing considers three ways the Government might seek to ensure increased funding for public services is efficiently used in a post-austerity era.
|Published:||11 January 2022|
Earning trust: Improving criminal justice outcomes for ethnic minorities
This paper discusses some of the issues facing ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system, and how policymakers might improve their outcomes – particularly by increasing their trust in the system.
|Published:||15 December 2021|
Treating and preventing adolescent obesity
This briefing paper examines adolescent obesity in Britain. It explores trends in obesity rates, their drivers and policy options for improving adolescent health outcomes and reducing the substantial societal costs of adolescent obesity and its frequent persistence into adulthood.
|Published:||13 December 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd, Linus Pardoe|
The Retirement Housing Dividend: Exploring the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK
This provocation paper explores the case for an expansion of retirement housing in the UK. It demonstrates that specialist retirement housing brings with it a range of benefits to government, retirees and wider society. This “retirement housing dividend” should be quantified and considered by policymakers, and embedded into local strategies.
|Published:||05 December 2021|
Rides and responsibilities: Understanding the needs and preferences of those who work in the gig economy
This report builds a picture of the needs and experiences of those doing gig work and how they compare to those in more traditional forms of work. The findings have implications for how policymakers can address the concerns of gig economy workers, as well as for how the platforms should behave towards them.
|Published:||29 November 2021|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd|
Gendered experiences of obesity: Narrowing gender gaps in prevention and treatment
This report explores gendered experiences of obesity in the UK , examining how obesity rates differ between men and women, the drivers of these trends and the extent to which policy aimed at reducing obesity rates needs to be gender specific.
|Published:||23 November 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd|
Unlocking the potential of ethnic minority businesses: Tackling the barriers to success
The report analyses the specific barriers facing BAME businesses and entrepreneurs from reaching their full potential, by offering policy direction to government agencies on multiple levels, as well as prompting financial providers to alter their behaviour account for community and entrepreneur-specific needs.
|Published:||23 November 2021|
Did no one call the plumber? Analysis of the Heat and Buildings Strategy’s approach to skills and workers
This briefing paper analyses the Government’s recent Heat and Buildings Strategy, published last month, insofar that it provides clarity, direction and support for the workers who would deliver the decarbonisation of home heat and thus play a key role in the UK’s Net Zero plans.
|Published:||18 November 2021|