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Asheem Singh

Asheem Singh was deputy director of ResPublica and the Head of ResPublica’s Civil Society and Social Innovation Unit from December 2009-April 2011. Originally from the North East of England, he was the David Blank scholar in Law at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, before receiving a scholarship to study for an MA in Creative Writing at the UEA. He has written widely on political and cultural matters and his authored publications at ResPublica include ‘The Civil Effect,’ ‘Digital Giving (with Samuel Middleton) and ‘The Venture Society’ (all 2010); the influential ‘Dynamic Benefits: Towards Welfare that Works’ (Centre for Social Justice, 2009); and ‘The Global Political Monitor’ (Policy Exchange, 2008). In 2008 he was a policy aide to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and from 2008-10 he was a senior policy adviser to Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society. His research interests lie in innovation and industrial policy, job creation and enterprise, civil society, cultural policy and the arts, development studies, social technology and behaviour change. He sits on the advisory board of the Conservative Environment Network and on the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s Poverty Strategy Group.

Food poverty: Time to lift the veil?

A century on from Charles Booth’s famous Poverty Map of London, accurate information on poverty has never been more important. So the findings of...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Industrial Strategy White Paper

Following the creation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in July 2016 and firing the starting gun for a string of sector...

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ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2017

The second Budget of 2017 delivered by Philip Hammond following the abolition of the Autumn Statement, was widely trailed as a tight political tightrope for...

Child Protection in the Digital Age

I was delighted when the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill in the last session which gave effect to the 2015 General Election manifesto commitment...

A stake in it for everyone; why Conservatives should support regulation of Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

FOBTs or B2 machines are highly addictive, one way we know this, according to research conducted by the Campaign for Fairer Gambling, is that FOBT...

Championing renewed leadership in governance and business practice

It didn’t get to the point where we saw ‘Save Unilever’ held aloft on placards outside Downing Street, yet there was widespread unease about Kraft’s...

Industrial Strategy: A positive start but more must be done

The Government revealed their industrial strategy this week, with three main aims: Build on our strengths and extend excellence into the future; Close the gap...

Who can give the modern Cathy a home?

It’s 50 years since Ken Loach’s groundbreaking film, Cathy Come Home, documented the inhuman effects of homelessness. Without a home, as his heartbreaking film shows,...

We need a manufacturing resurgence more than ever. How can we bring it about?

There’s been a familiar narrative emerging since Thursday’s vote – this was the left behind white working class getting one over the London-centric political and...