Our Priorities

Our Priorities

Our Priorities

Our research and policy output is always guided by our three founding principles; society, prosperity and virtue. This year, against a backdrop of significant economic change and a renewed focus on social reform, we will be focusing these efforts on two priorities.

Industrial Strategy

The British economy does not produce the widened prosperity or opportunity we need.

Productivity is wildly unequal and uneven in its distribution – cutting off communities outside of London from access to high quality jobs and to real social mobility; investment is low and too short-term – the UK invests a smaller percentage of its GDP in R&D than our competitors, holding us back in innovation and global trade; infrastructure is poorly planned and under-delivered – incurring a stasis for regions and communities that leaves them unable to attract new investment or promote job creation; and too much is owned by too few, stifling competition, creativity and diversity in our markets. Read more


Social Reform

We live in a divided nation. The effects of inequality impact on every part of our lives, and disadvantage is geographically and intergenerationally entrenched.

The poorest children are half as likely to achieve basic literacy and numeracy skills by age 11, three times more likely to be obese, and will die on average nine years earlier than children from wealthier backgrounds. A baby girl born in Manchester can expect to live for 15 fewer years in good health than a baby girl born in the London Borough of Richmond. Read more

Britain After Brexit

The outcome of the referendum was based on more than a simple decision to Remain or Leave; it was also underpinned by a sense of...

Devo Digest Hub

ResPublica and Devolution ResPublica have been at the forefront of the devolution agenda from the beginning. Our series of seminal reports paved the way for...

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...