Research

Monday, January 31, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Stuart Carroll, Chairman of the Bow Group Health Policy Committee, sets out the latest developments in defence policy. Download the full article below.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Nick Bourne AM, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, examines whether the Coalition has been fair to Wales.     Download the full article below
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Ben Howlett, Chairman of Conservative Future, sets out the case for the Government’s higher education plans.   Download the full article below
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Tony Lodge, Chairman of the Bow Group Energy and Transport Committee, explains how energy storage can save green power. Download the full article below.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Responding to the new White Paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England, the Bow Group Health Policy Committee welcomes much of the radical blueprint to promote public health and wellbeing across the country. The...
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Coalition Government has rightly identified export-led growth as one of the key planks of its plan to reinvigorate the UK economy in the wake of the Comprehensive Spending Review.As Germany's experience demonstrates, the export-led model...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The most common and advanced forms of renewable energy are characterised by their intermittent nature. Put simply, the energy harvested from, for example a wind turbine or solar panel, is only available when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Despite the Coalition Government’s pledge to ring-fence the healthcare budget, the NHS is facing sustained financial retrenchment and increased user demand.  Against the backdrop of the UK’s parlous public finances, it is vital all aspects of...
Thursday, August 26, 2010
As the authors of the Bow Group paper, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS - Opportunities and Challenges', we were delighted to see the Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, make direct reference to our paper on Newsnight (televised on...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
On 12th July 2010, the Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley MP, announced the publication of the Government's flagship Health White Paper, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS'.The 57 page document outlines a vision of...
Monday, July 19, 2010
Britain needs to build a considerable 8GW of new renewable electricity generation in under ten years in order to meet legally binding green energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets.  The Bow Group believes that if Britain is to avoid a...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
• At the Conservative Party conference in October 2009 Owen Paterson MP, Conservative Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, announced that should the Conservative Party win the next general election they would look to develop Northern...
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Analysis of the Quality and Outcomes Framework Report for the NHS. This policy paper evaluates the progress that QOF has made since its introduction and considers the different ways in which the QOF can be reformed.  It specifically...
Sunday, January 3, 2010
For the last four months the Bow Group's Transport Committee has analysed the various proposals which have been submitted to the Government to build the next phase of high speed rail (HS2) in Britain, connecting London with Birmingham and the north....
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 ...

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