Research

Friday, November 13, 2009
This pamphlet will looks at the main departmental budgets and identify what the Government is spending, how much they think they need to cut to balance the books, and what can be done to deliver greater efficiencies and value for money without...
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Including contributions from Sir Andrew Dillon, Dr. Richard Barker and Dr. Bill Moyes.In our research piece published today, we apply David Cameron's criteria to each of the key health agencies and bodies in the UK to better understand which health...
Friday, August 14, 2009
By 2025 the number of people aged 85 or older in England is set to increase by 70% to nearly two million. In this group more than a third of men (37%) and more than half of women (55%) live alone. Most have a limiting long term illness.Responding to...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Today we are publishing a paper by Nick Cuff and William Smith on planning and urban design. The paper argues that house building is being plagued by a system of box ticking, gold plating and target setting at a time when the recession is cutting...
Sunday, June 28, 2009
My experiences in the Courts over many years have made me increasingly concerned about the value for money of our Young Offender Institutions. The cost of a place in one of these is well over £30,000 per year and, in terms of re-offending rates,...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
including contributions from Simon Weston OBE and Captain Surgeon Morgan O'Connell. In putting the needs of the Nation, The Army and others before their own, they forgo some of the rights enjoyed by those outside the Armed Forces.So, at the very...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
All Hot Air - Labour's Failed Strategy on Fuel Poverty. Download the pdf to read the full paper.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Well-publicised controversies and damning media headlines over Alzheimer’s and oncology drugs have catapulted the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) firmly into the public spotlight. Set up to remedy postcode prescribing,...
Thursday, January 10, 2008
The Special Educational Needs debate has long been dominated by the inclusion -exclusion debate. This paper recognises that inclusion in mainstream school is good for many children with SEN and does not seek to enter into a debate of ideology, but...
Thursday, May 24, 2007
It is ten years since Tony Blair made education his priority in government. An entire generation of pupils have passed through school under Labour’s watch. Pupils who were in the first year of primary school in May 1997 finished their GCSEs last...
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
A new report from the Bow Group examines the track record of Ken Livingstone as London Mayor and uncovers rising taxes and worse public services. The research, released today, sees council taxes £300 higher in London than elsewhere in the UK ...
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
In Britain, the number of people using drugs is rising. The age of Class A drug users is falling. Our streets are awash with heroin from Afghanistan, cocaine from Columbia, and cannabis from Holland and Turkey. Our country’s services are stretched...
Saturday, July 22, 2006
The correlation between making large donations to the Labour Party and receiving an honour is extraordinary. Statistical analysis shows that 58.54% of all donors giving more than £50,000 to the Labour Party receive an honour. This compares...
Sunday, May 14, 2006
A new plan to radically reshape the UK Tax System.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Peter Lilley MP exposes the Prime Minister's posturing over public sector reform.
Monday, January 30, 2006
The call for taxes to be simplified is not new. In 1969, the Bow Group, published a paper by Geoffrey Howe and Norman Lamont, called ‘Politics for Poverty’. The paper included arguments for radical simplification of taxes. Earlier, in 1965, James...
Saturday, April 30, 2005
This report examines the Charities Bill currently before Parliament, and makes some suggestions for the reform of charity law.
Friday, April 8, 2005
A major report into Education policy, covering all years from Primary onwards.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
A paper looking at the increase in the economically inactive, which unemployment figures disguise, the causes and the remedies.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
A paper by former Cabinet Minister Peter Lilley, making the case against compulsory ID cards.
Sunday, January 9, 2005
A report into UK Health Standards compared to other countries. This paper reveals that you have more chance of surviving lung cancer in Poland than the UK, and that 85 people die every day because European average health standards are not being met.
Monday, August 9, 2004
This paper explodes the myth that exam standards have been rising each year, and presents the results of a survey of academics who deal with University admissions. The clear majority believe that standards have fallen in the last 10 years and that...
Friday, April 2, 2004
The full report from the Bow Group's major research project into Inner City problems and a policy reponse to them. This report covers topics such as inner city transport, crime, education, drugs and enterprise.
Monday, March 15, 2004
Norman Tebbit and John Bercow seek to identify a common policy platform.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
A look at whether the recent surge in public spending has delivered improved public services.

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