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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.

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...

Informing thinking around employee ownership

In the run-up to the Inspire EO Conference, which will be held on 5 February at the National Motorcycle Museum near Birmingham, the Disraeli Room...

The Intergenerational Conflict

ResPublica has teamed up with the Intergenerational Foundation to bring you 7 days of blogs examining the failure of public policy to serve young people’s...

ResPublica author to give evidence to Treasury Select Committee

Professor Gathergood was invited to give evidence following the launch of the report in Parliament on 3rd November. The Committee will hear from a small...

ResPublica announces Party Conference 2014 Fringe Programme

ResPublica is pleased to announce its 2014 party conference fringe programme. We will be running 33 fringe events across the three main party conferences this...

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…