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About us

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.

Devo Digest Hub

Welcome to ResPublica’s Devo Digest hub, a new bulletin on political devolution in the UK. ResPublica have long been at the forefront of the devolution...

ResPublica’s call for the transformation of sink estates into beautiful places adopted by the Prime Minister

This week, the Prime Minister announced that some of the UK’s least attractive housing estates are to be torn down and replaced with attractive, safe...

Lord Bilimoria cites ‘Make or Break’ in Parliament

Lord Bilimoria (CB): My Lords, Britain has less than 1% of the world’s population and represents just 4% of the world’s GDP, and yet it...

Shadow Health Minister cites Care Collapse in debate

Barbara Keeley (Worsley and Eccles South) (Lab): The ResPublica report, “The Care Collapse”, states that our residential care sector is in crisis. It says: “Providers...

Crafting Skills & Harnessing Creativity

To coincide with the first week of Parliament and the Queen’s speech, ResPublica have teamed up with the Crafts Council to bring you a series...

The True Meaning of Work: Why Economic Independence holds the key to tackling unemployment

With the General Election over and Ministerial positions finalised, the government must now turn its attention to implementing its manifesto and addressing the nation’s deep...

Government adopts ResPublica plans for City Devolution

ResPublica has long argued that devolving powers to new and emerging city regions and combined authorities will have the capacity to change and transform their...

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...

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…