These pages provide reports, publications and studies from some of the UK’s leading think tanks and institutes that cover cross party debate and analysis on policies and strategies in UK politics. These are by no means exhaustive, but are provided to open further research into the themes and conversations that are covered in The Spirit of ’45 and the wider political conversation.
The reports and publications included below are categorised into the themes covered in the film with an initial section covering the overarching political discussion of the day.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTES
Adam Smith Institute:
The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world’s leading think tanks. It is a non-profit, and non-partisan organisation working to promote libertarian and free market ideas through research, publishing, media commentary, and educational programmes.
Adam Smith website
The Bow Group:
The Bow Group is a leading think tank based in London. Founded in 1951, the Bow Group exists to publish the research of its members, stimulate policy debate through an events programme and to provide an intellectual home to Conservatives in the United Kingdom. Although firmly based in the Conservative family, the Bow Group does not take a corporate view and it represents all strands of Conservative opinion.
The Bow Group website
Centre for Policy Studies:
The CPS is one of Britain’s best know and most respected think tanks. The Centre develops and promotes policies to limit the role of the state, to encourage enterprise and to enable the institutions of society, such as families and voluntary organisations, to flourish. The Centre for Policy Studies was established in 1975 and has contributed to a plethora of policy ideas over the last 38 years.
Centre for Policy Studies website
Institute for Fiscal Studies:
The IFSs promotes effective economic and social policy by understanding better their impact on individuals, families, businesses and the government’s finances. They base their reports on rigorous analysis, detailed empirical evidence and in-depth institutional knowledge.
Institute for Fiscal Studies website
Institute of Economic Affairs:
The IEA produces reports, books and papers on all areas of economic policy as well as a termly journal, Economic Affairs. They hold an extensive series of conferences, seminars, lectures and working lunches that bring together politicians, students, journalists, leading business figures, academics and other parties interested in public policy.
Institute of Economic Affairs website