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There's been plenty of talk of potential tax rises at some point in the future - but what could these look like?Have a g...
09/12/2020

There's been plenty of talk of potential tax rises at some point in the future - but what could these look like?

Have a go at playing Chancellor, and use our tax calculator to see what impact different tax rises would have 👇

http://tax.demos.co.uk

Achieving levelling-up will be difficult. But it can succeed, with strong local institutions and strong leadership from ...
08/12/2020
Achieving Levelling-Up: The Structures and Processes Needed - Demos

Achieving levelling-up will be difficult. But it can succeed, with strong local institutions and strong leadership from Whitehall.

Read more about the new framework we're proposing that would make levelling-up possible 👇

http://ow.ly/Dim150CnNIh

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

We found that patients recognise the value of healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists, being more accessible.Our r...
07/12/2020
Patient Power: Unleashing choice over routine medications - Demos

We found that patients recognise the value of healthcare professionals, such as pharmacists, being more accessible.

Our report calls for pharmacists to play a greater role to support patients make choices about their medication.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/H5vO50CvTmp

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

📢 JOIN OUR EVENT THIS WEEK! 📢What should the working world look like after the pandemic?Join our discussion in just 2 da...
07/12/2020

📢 JOIN OUR EVENT THIS WEEK! 📢

What should the working world look like after the pandemic?

Join our discussion in just 2 days with our great panellists:

- Julia Hobsbawm OBE - leading thinker and chair of the Workshift Commission
- Polly Mackenzie - Chief Executive of Demos
- Alan Lockey - Head of the RSA Future Work Centre and Associate Director, RSA Economy
- Dennis Owusu-Sem - Founder of Success Talks
- James Suzman, Anthropologist and author of Work

Last chance to register here 👇

http://ow.ly/JVKM50Cvtpr

"Flirtations with post-truth scepticism may have wilder ramifications than its supporters realise."Read Dr Robert Simpso...
04/12/2020
Free speech in the post-truth era - Demos

"Flirtations with post-truth scepticism may have wilder ramifications than its supporters realise."

Read Dr Robert Simpson's guest blog in response to our findings about what people want the future of online regulation to look like 👇

http://ow.ly/2KxR50CCZah

By Dr Robert Simpson, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, UCL This guest blog is a response to the findings of Demos’...

📢 JOIN US 📢Have you signed up to our event on what a future model of work should look like after Covid-19?Join the discu...
04/12/2020

📢 JOIN US 📢

Have you signed up to our event on what a future model of work should look like after Covid-19?

Join the discussion in less than a week with a great panel, including:

- Julia Hobsbawm OBE - leading thinker and chair of the Workshift Commission
- Polly Mackenzie - Chief Executive of Demos
- Alan Lockey - Head of the RSA Future Work Centre and Associate Director, RSA Economy
- Dennis Owusu-Sem - Founder of Success Talks

Register here 👇

http://ow.ly/JVKM50Cvtpr

"We need a commitment from the Government to fight for our individual safety online as doggedly as we fight for our coll...
04/12/2020
Cybercrime is turning our browsers into battlefields - CapX

"We need a commitment from the Government to fight for our individual safety online as doggedly as we fight for our collective security."

Our research trainee, James Sweetland, writes in CapX why the UK's approach to cybersecurity is failing victims of cybercrime 👇

https://capx.co/cybercrime-is-turning-our-browsers-into-battlefields/

Just a few weeks ago, Boris Johnson announced a brand new Cyber Force for the UK. Led jointly by GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence, this new body will help lead the national development of an offensive cyber capability, with a focus on disrupting hostile state activities, terrorists and criminals thr...

For centuries, democratic decisions have been made by voting on individual proposals. But we argue that this form of dec...
03/12/2020
Combined Choice: A modern method of democratic decision making - Demos

For centuries, democratic decisions have been made by voting on individual proposals. But we argue that this form of decision making can be improved and updated.

Check out a method we've introduced that represents decisions as a whole 👇

https://demos.co.uk/project/combined-choice-a-modern-method-of-democratic-decision-making/

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

Levelling-up will be difficult but possible. Achieving it will require strong local institutions and strong leadership f...
02/12/2020
Achieving Levelling-Up: The Structures and Processes Needed - Demos

Levelling-up will be difficult but possible. Achieving it will require strong local institutions and strong leadership from Whitehall.

Read more about the eight steps we're recommending the government to take 👇

http://ow.ly/Dim150CnNIh

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

ICYMI: Our report found that 30% of people wanted to be more involved in deciding their most recent medication.We recomm...
02/12/2020
Patient Power: Unleashing choice over routine medications - Demos

ICYMI: Our report found that 30% of people wanted to be more involved in deciding their most recent medication.

We recommend that patients should be able to access support from their pharmacist, where doctors don’t have the time or capacity.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/H5vO50CvTmp

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

How can online platforms start moving towards more democratic processes, including when it comes to decision-making?We'r...
01/12/2020

How can online platforms start moving towards more democratic processes, including when it comes to decision-making?

We're developing a positive vision for the future of the web. Check out our report on content moderation, and more, here 👇

http://ow.ly/x3bt50zle9q

"Though people enjoyed using the internet, and felt it was a positive thing for themselves and society – they didn’t fee...
01/12/2020

"Though people enjoyed using the internet, and felt it was a positive thing for themselves and society – they didn’t feel empowered online"

How can we start to build a consensus for a better web after the pandemic?

Read our Senior Researcher, Ellen Judson's blog 👇

http://ow.ly/XEdy50CqwI2

Our report has found a disconnect between policy and patient experience on the ground. Patient choice on medication is k...
27/11/2020

Our report has found a disconnect between policy and patient experience on the ground.

Patient choice on medication is key to the NHS Constitution, but many feel they have been unable to do so, or would rather the doctor decided.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/H5vO50CvTmp

"It’s clear from the recent Demos research that a better-quality public debate on the issues, particularly to engage mar...
27/11/2020

"It’s clear from the recent Demos research that a better-quality public debate on the issues, particularly to engage marginalised groups such as the digitally excluded, is needed."

Maeve Walsh of the Carnegie UK Trust writes about the need for better public engagement on online harms in a guest blog 👇

http://ow.ly/QLeI50CwA11

Our new report found that 30% of people wanted to be more involved in deciding their most recent medication.We recommend...
27/11/2020

Our new report found that 30% of people wanted to be more involved in deciding their most recent medication.

We recommend that patients are able to access support from their pharmacist, where doctors don’t have the time or capacity.

Read the report 👇

http://ow.ly/H5vO50CvTmp

🚨 NEW REPORT 🚨Patients' involvement in choosing medication is key to the NHS Constitution. But we've found this rarely h...
27/11/2020

🚨 NEW REPORT 🚨

Patients' involvement in choosing medication is key to the NHS Constitution. But we've found this rarely happens on the ground.

We're proposing that pharmacists play a greater role to support patients make these choices.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/H5vO50CvTmp

🎙️ NEW PODCAST 🎙️Polly Mackenzie is joined by Founder and CEO of The Cares Family, Alex Smith. They discuss the impact o...
26/11/2020

🎙️ NEW PODCAST 🎙️

Polly Mackenzie is joined by Founder and CEO of The Cares Family, Alex Smith. They discuss the impact of the pandemic on loneliness, as well as the role of communities now and in the future of the nation.

Listen here 👇

https://renewnormal.co.uk/podcast/

🚨 NEW EVENT 🚨What should a new model of work look like?We're launching our new programme on the future of work after Cor...
26/11/2020

🚨 NEW EVENT 🚨

What should a new model of work look like?

We're launching our new programme on the future of work after Coronavirus with an online discussion, joined by panellists including:

- Polly Mackenzie - Chief Executive of Demos
- Julia Hobsbawm - leading thinker and chair of the Workshift Commission
- Alan Lockey - Head of the RSA Future Work Centre and Associate Director, RSA Economy
- Dennis Owusu-Sem - Founder of Success Talks

Register here 👇

http://ow.ly/JVKM50Cvtpr

Today is #InternationalDayofViolenceAgainstWomen. Women are facing online violence across the world, but it's not always...
25/11/2020
Engendering Hate: The contours of state-aligned gendered disinformation online - Demos

Today is #InternationalDayofViolenceAgainstWomen. Women are facing online violence across the world, but it's not always recognised as such.

Gendered disinformation is a rising threat to women in public life which needs to be addressed.

Find out more 👇

https://demos.co.uk/project/engendering-hate-the-contours-of-state-aligned-gendered-disinformation-online/

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

Today the Chancellor will set out government spending plans. But there's also been much discussion of potential tax rise...
25/11/2020

Today the Chancellor will set out government spending plans. But there's also been much discussion of potential tax rises to come in the future.

Step into the Chancellor's shoes and explore the impact of different tax rises by using our tax calculator 👇

http://tax.demos.co.uk

ICYMI: Our report found that significant changes are needed if the government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda is to succeed.We p...
24/11/2020
Achieving Levelling-Up: The Structures and Processes Needed - Demos

ICYMI: Our report found that significant changes are needed if the government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda is to succeed.

We propose a new framework that makes levelling-up possible, with eight steps for central government to take.

Read the report 👇

http://ow.ly/Dim150CnNIh

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

23/11/2020

📢 JOB VACANCY 📢

We're looking for an excellent Senior Researcher to join our team.

If you have experience in polling, an interest in social research, and are passionate about public policy, we want to hear from you!

Find out more here 👇

https://demos.co.uk/senior-researcher/

"Though people enjoyed using the internet, and felt it was a positive thing for themselves and society – they didn’t fee...
20/11/2020

"Though people enjoyed using the internet, and felt it was a positive thing for themselves and society – they didn’t feel empowered online"

Check out Ellen Judson's new blog for some weekend reading on how we can build a better web after Covid-19 👇

http://ow.ly/XEdy50CqwI2

🚨 NEW PODCAST 🚨In our latest podcast, Polly Mackenzie chats to Clive Lewis, Member of Parliament for Norwich South, abou...
20/11/2020

🚨 NEW PODCAST 🚨

In our latest podcast, Polly Mackenzie chats to Clive Lewis, Member of Parliament for Norwich South, about what the pandemic means for tackling issues like climate change and inequality, and why it's key to build a consensus in shaping Britain's future.

Listen here 👇

https://renewnormal.co.uk/podcast/

📢 JOIN US 📢What are the challenges and opportunities for researchers in monitoring disinformation?Join our unmissable di...
20/11/2020

📢 JOIN US 📢

What are the challenges and opportunities for researchers in monitoring disinformation?

Join our unmissable discussion next week with Twitter, joined by brilliant panellists including:

- Katy Minshall, Twitter
- Carl Miller, Demos
- Alexander Martin, Sky News
- Nahema Marchal, Oxford Internet Institute

Register here 👉 http://ow.ly/RTji50ClBOj

📢 JOB OPENING 📢We're looking for an ambitious and experienced Events and Fundraising Manager to help us design and expan...
20/11/2020

📢 JOB OPENING 📢

We're looking for an ambitious and experienced Events and Fundraising Manager to help us design and expand our events programme, and to secure funding to support our goals.

Find out more about this new role, and how to apply, here 👇

http://ow.ly/TekD50CpYqz

We find that local police lack the capability and the capacity to combat cybercrime, yet many cases are left to them to ...
19/11/2020

We find that local police lack the capability and the capacity to combat cybercrime, yet many cases are left to them to handle.

We're calling for the establishment of a National Fraud Taskforce to specialise in investigating cybercrime cases.

👉 ow.ly/lsF250Cp2Xi

Our report has found that law enforcement in the UK and the US is not doing enough to support victims of cybercrime.We'r...
19/11/2020

Our report has found that law enforcement in the UK and the US is not doing enough to support victims of cybercrime.

We're proposing that both countries roll out Victim Care Squads to provide support and advice to victims.

Read more 👇

ow.ly/lsF250Cp2Xi

Our research found that only one in four Britons who were victims of cybercrime reported it.We're calling for the creati...
19/11/2020

Our research found that only one in four Britons who were victims of cybercrime reported it.

We're calling for the creation and promotion of a National Reporting Hotline to encourage and make it easier for victims to report cybercrime.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/lsF250Cp2Xi

🚨 NEW REPORT 🚨We find that the UK's approach to tackling cybercrime is failing victims across the board, with no systema...
19/11/2020

🚨 NEW REPORT 🚨

We find that the UK's approach to tackling cybercrime is failing victims across the board, with no systematic attempt to combat it at scale.

We’re calling for an urgent overhaul of the UK's response to this threat.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/lsF250Cp2Xi

“Instead of blaming the people for a system that isn’t working for them we need to start blaming the system - and findin...
19/11/2020
Combined Choice: A modern method of democratic decision making - Demos

“Instead of blaming the people for a system that isn’t working for them we need to start blaming the system - and finding ways to change it.”

In a new paper, we propose a method of democratic decision making that updates this system.

Read more 👇

http://ow.ly/A7Pl50ColJ7

Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events.

"While for many Joe Biden’s win is cause to dream, the 46th Presidency could end up feeling like a recurring nightmare f...
18/11/2020
TikTok gets a stay of execution - but the countdown is on for big tech - CapX

"While for many Joe Biden’s win is cause to dream, the 46th Presidency could end up feeling like a recurring nightmare for big tech."

Our Director of CASM, Alex Krasodomski-Jones, and Senior Researcher, Ellen Judson, write for CapX on what Biden’s presidency could mean for social media regulation 👇

https://capx.co/tiktok-gets-a-stay-of-execution-but-the-countdown-is-on-for-big-tech/

TikTok is safe on US soil – for now at least. During last week’s turmoil, the clock was still ticking: the Chinese-owned social media app was supposed to be banned yesterday, but the Commerce Department has granted a stay of execution. The dance goes on, even if it looks like Donald Trump’s pr...

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Demos is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank. We produce original research, publish innovative thinkers and host thought-provoking events. We have spent over 20 years at the centre of the policy debate, with an overarching mission to bring politics closer to people.

Demos has always been interested in power: how it works, and how to distribute it more equally throughout society. We believe in trusting people with decisions about their own lives and solving problems from the bottom-up.

We pride ourselves on working together with the people who are the focus of our research. Alongside quantitative research, Demos pioneers new forms of deliberative work, from citizens’ juries and ethnography to ground breaking social media analysis.

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