Policy : research

Friday, January 24, 2014
 In November 2013, the European Parliament adopted by 459 votes to 148, with 81 abstentions, a proposed Directive on improving the gender balance among non-executive directors of listed companies by requiring that such boards are composed of at...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Read the full Bow Briefing Paper Here. The proposed above inflation hike of the National Minimum Wage is the final piece of proof that affirms what  Bow Group members  have long asserted: George Osborne and the government are artificially...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Bow Group today releases a major Briefing Paper exploring the merits of the privatisation of Royal Mail.The paper, written by Bow Group Chairman Ben Harris-Quinney, with contributions from the Minister of State for Business & Enterprise Rt...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The election of Hassan Rouhani in this month’s Presidential Election has been hailed as a victory for Iran’s reformists over the conservative ‘principalists’ close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In his first press conference after the election, Dr...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Bow Group has released a 2013 Budget briefing calling for a major shift towards supply side measures to be enacted by the Chancellor. Written by the Bow Group’s new Head of Media Donna Edmunds, read and download the briefing here.The...
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 In the lead up to Remembrance Day the Bow Group has released a briefing paper challenging the Government to provide an adequate system to record, preserve and maintain the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross and high medal recipients...
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
“This man, on one hand, believes that he knows something, while not knowing [anything]. On the other hand, I – equally ignorant – do not believe [that I know anything].”- Socrates in Plato’s The ApologiesThe notion of Socratic ignorance has been a...
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Against the backdrop of concerns over Olympics security, a major report launched today, published by the Bow Group and produced by Dr. James D. Boys, the Bow Group's Research Fellow for Transatlantic Affairs and a Visiting Senior Research...
Monday, July 23, 2012
I expect few, even in political circles, are thinking about the proposals to reform Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act.It has barely featured at all in the media or in Westminster discourse; this only serves to underline how far...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The House of Lords has often been subject to considerable criticism on a number of different grounds, and the sheer amount written on the subject of House of Lords reform illustrates that our upper house sits uneasily in our constitutional framework...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Race to the Top: the Experiences of Black Students in Higher Education is the first in a series of reports looking at the experiences of particular groups from non-traditional backgrounds within Higher Education and the challenges faced by...
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Bow Group has today unveiled a major paper urging the Government to reconsider plans to resume badger culling in England in autumn 2012, saying the culls, an attempt to control the spread of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), are likely to be more...
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
In a 5 page briefing paper sent to all Conservative MPs, the Bow Group argues that the Government must go further in tackling issues around executive pay. Alongside an analysis of the Government’s response on the issue to date, the Bow Group argues...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This new report from the Bow Group Transport and Energy Committee, Winning the consensus on High Speed Rail: why all parties should now support the best route for HS2, argues that the availability of a cross-party consensus for a better and cheaper...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Labour is now supporting the original Conservative route for HS2 - so why is the Coalition supporting the old (and wrong) Labour route?The pamphlet, The Right Track – Delivering the Conservatives’ Vision for High Speed Rail (pdf), was published...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Bow Group and Dr Daniel Poulter MP have jointly produced a new target policy paper reflecting on the UK’s ageing population and the concurrent increase in chronic long-term conditions and setting out how the hospice movement should look in the...
Monday, September 19, 2011
Whoever controls Berlin controls Germany, and whoever controls Germany controls Europe were among the most famous, and perhaps most useful, words of Karl Marx. In 1904 Halford Mackinder put forward a theory that the geographic pivot of history runs...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Lord Norton explores the constitutional reform under the Coalition Government.   Download the full article below.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Dr Dan Poulter MP, member of the Health Select Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Following the Bow Group's 2010 paper "The Enterprise Nation? Developing Northern Ireland into an Enterprise Zone" the Group is delighted to make a further submission to HM Treasury which will be used to inform the Government’s response to the...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Ross Carroll, Member of the Bow Group Health and Education Policy Committee, sets out his thoughts on the Coalition’s NHS proposals. Download the full article below.
Friday, June 10, 2011
On 10th June 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee submitted written evidence to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into public health.  This follows the Bow Group’s recent submission to the Department of Health’s...
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Bow Health & Education Policy Committee has today published a new target policy paper, "Obesity Epidemic - Paranoia or Evidence Based?" It assesses current predictions indicating that 60% of the UK population will be classified as clinically...
Monday, May 23, 2011
The argument for a UK HSR network requires an integrated intermodal transport and spatial planning policy context, tested through the democratic process. Policy objectives might include assisting modal shift from both road and air to rail, enabling...
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
In February 2011, the Bow Group Health & Education Policy Committee submitted written evidence as part of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Primary Care and Public Health's special inquiry into the Government's public health White...

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