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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.

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What are the Implications of proroguing Parliament?

During his campaign, Boris Johnson made it very clear that when it comes to proroguing Parliament, he is “not going to take anything off the...

ResPublica’s submission to CMA

Download the full text of the submission On 3rd July 2019, the CMA launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market...

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Productive Places | WSP and ResPublica

On Wednesday 31st October ResPublica and WSP hosted a panel discussion in Parliament to launch WSP’s Productive Places paper and debate its findings. The report...

ResPublica’s Response to the Autumn Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond was the first since 1962 to be delivered on a day other than a Wednesday, and was moved...

ResPublica Response to changes to the National Planning Policy Framework

The Government’s housing announcements on the 5th March were the first substantial change to the planning system since the Coalition reforms six years ago. The...

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...