Research

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.
Monday, June 30, 2003
A paper arguing that the Conservative result in the Scottish election was better than many expected but was in truth little more than passable. To make a real impact, the Party needs to recognise and counter the underlying suspicion of Conservatives...
Thursday, May 1, 2003
Fresh thinking for a capital city, including:- give the GLA tax-raising powers - introduce local income tax to pay for local government - introduce elected transport and police commissioners - form a separate traffic police -...
Monday, September 30, 2002
Mark Nicholson proposes a radical reform of local government financing, with a detailed proposal to allow most Local Authorities to become self-financing, and thereby restore their accountability to the electorate for the provision of high quality...
Saturday, June 1, 2002
The text of a keynote speech given by Oliver Letwin MP earlier this year, on themes which he revisited in his recent remarks to the Group.
Friday, May 31, 2002
In this Golden Jubilee year, all thoughts turn to the future of the Monarchy. A better case needs to be made for the Monarch’s role in the Constitution. The right of the Monarch to assert his or her constitutional prerogatives needs to be reinforced...
Tuesday, May 14, 2002
A new look at the implications for the financial services industry of proposed developments in regulatory climate.
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Although the Conservative party may be quick to criticise the new White Paper on regional assemblies, there are plenty of reasons why it should embrace devolution to the English regions as the centrepiece of its own campaign at the next general...
Tuesday, March 5, 2002
In a major policy paper launched at the Conservative Party's Spring Conference, Lee Craven proposes a radical new system of funding healthcare, based on the experiences of Singapore. He argues, amongst other things, that the Government should give...
Sunday, September 30, 2001
The text of a policy speech given to the Bow Group by Andrew Lansley CBE MP.
Friday, August 10, 2001
Adam Bogdanor examines the cost of welfare and the dependency culture, and argues for the implementation of "Back to Work".
Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Primary research on what the 18 year olds of today think about the current political climate and guidance on what the Conservatives need to do to reach out to them.
Saturday, August 4, 2001
Francis Ingham examines the shortcomings of British Universities and recommmends five key changes.
Saturday, July 14, 2001
Nirj Deva MEP analyses, for the first time, preciously which powers have been moved from Westminster to Brussel, and the likely impact of further changes.
Thursday, August 31, 2000
A collection of proposals published in 2000, now available in PDF format.

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