Publications

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With the erosion of public trust in traditional sources of information we pride ourselves on producing robust, insightful and independent reports. We engage with and communicate our thinking and research with opinion-formers and decision-makers from across the political spectrum. We engage purposefully seek out to engage with people who have different views to those expressed in our reports during the research process to ensure that we break the echo-chamber in which many think tanks can find themselves in.

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27th September 2018

Smarter Working in public services: the HMRC experience so far

This report assesses how far Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has adopted Smarter Working principles to become more efficient and effective. It looks at how the Department is changing its working culture, transforming its use of space and implementing new technology, to become more flexible, productive and collaborative. This paper is sponsored by BT Group.

16th August 2018

Sharing the benefits: how to use data effectively in the public sector

This report demonstrates the potential of data sharing to transform the delivery of public services and improve outcomes for citizens. It explores how government can overcome various challenges to ‘get data right’ and enable better use of personal data within and between public-sector organisations.

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31st July 2018

Reform submission: LSE-Lancet Commission’s inquiry ‘The Future of the NHS’

The 70th birthday year for the NHS comes at a defining moment. The health service faces some of the most major challenges of its time but also great opportunities to fundamentally change the traditional model of care. Reform thinks that bold, new reform will transform the NHS into a more innovative, efficient and higher quality service.

21st June 2018

A degree of uncertainty: an investigation into grade inflation in universities

With one-third of 18-year-olds now entering Higher Education (HE) each year, the ‘degree classification’ (i.e. final grade) awarded to students is arguably more important now than it has ever been. These classifications allow other individuals and organisations to differentiate between graduates in terms of what they have achieved by the end of their degree course. Any sign that the value of degree classifications has diminished over time would therefore be of great concern.