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About us

We are an independent non-partisan think tank based in Westminster that seeks to establish a new economic, social and cultural settlement for the United Kingdom. Our interventions in public policy and public debate have been decisive, and our ideas have been adopted by politicians of all parties.


We believe in the common good and the development of real wealth that promotes both social and economic flourishing. To combat the concentration of wealth and power in the UK, we work for the greater distribution of agency and ownership. In order to heal the country’s social wounds, we seek the ties that bind and the policy that will rebuild and rectify. To mend our cultural rifts, we work to encourage a recovery of the codes that share virtue and values for all people.

How we achieve it

For the next three years, all of our work – which includes thought leadership and policy innovation, communicated via our reports, events, commentary and multi-media – will be based on our three founding principles: Society, Prosperity and Virtue.

Blog Week: Securing Social Value as the primary metric for public services

In 2012, the Social Value Act encouraged a new way of thinking about public service commissioning. Its passage demonstrated a recognition among policymakers that focusing...

21st Century Healthcare: A week of blogs on Health and the Life Sciences

The Life Science sector is the UK’s fastest growing industry and it’s success will be vital for a successful NHS in the future.  This week,...

General Election 2015: ResPublica responses to the Party Manifestos

All of the UK’s poltiical parties have now released their General Election Manifestos containing their plans, spending commitments, budget cuts, and priorities for the next...

Community Finance Blog Week: Making markets work for the many

In the run up to the General Election, no issue is more pertinent than personal debt. With 8.8 million people over-indebted and little prospect of...

Ecclesiastical and Atlantic Gateway Parklands join consortium backing our ‘Right to Beauty’ project

We are delighted to announce that two further organisations have joined the group of partners working with ResPublica to take forward our unique programme of ...

Digital Currencies: Realising the potential of a transformative technology

In the wake of the financial crisis, the world of finance has seen the rapid growth of digital currencies. Offering a payment service that is...

Budget 2015: City Devolution

The Chancellor’s budget includes a number of announcements about city-based devolution: A new devolution deal for West Yorkshire Combined Authority with powers over skills, business...

Why Labour must go blue: A new book co-edited by ResPublica trustee Adrian Pabst

Amid the crisis of inequality and identity, the liberal consensus at the heart of British politics is broken. Blue Labour, a movement founded by Jon...

Government adopts ResPublica’s call for £6bn health expenditure devolution to Greater Manchester

Our highly influential report Devo Max – Devo Manc: Place-based public services was headline news again this week with the Government agreeing to adopt the...

Society

The UK has one of the most centralised states in the developed world and one of the more disaffected and politically estranged populations in Europe. We hold our leaders in contempt, but despair of doing anything for ourselves or for…

Prosperity

The UK has some of the highest levels of wealth concentration in the developed world. It has an economy where most mature markets are dominated by a small number of players and the barriers to entry are far too high.…

Virtue

We need a renaissance of virtue and honour in policy and practice. Not only must the good be done, it must be seen to be done. Endemic scandals across the public and private sector from heath and policing failures, to…