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An unpalatable truth


Britain's increasing reliance on food banks has grabbed the headlines, but are they a sustainable solution?

Jo Salter investigates the alternatives, and introduces a new Demos project looking at how community supermarkets could be a better response to food poverty.


Read the blog. Read about the project.

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Counting the cost


Figures out today reveal disabled people pay 'a financial penalty' on everyday living costs.

The findings are based on Demos's original analysis in our 2010 report which investigated how reducing costs could help tackle disability poverty.


Read our Counting the Cost report.

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New Advisory Group


Demos is proud to announce a new Advisory Group, to be chaired by David Goodhart.

The Group draws together a wide range of leading political figures to broaden Demos’ reach and provide intellectual direction in the run up to the General Election.


See the full Advisory Group here.

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Clegg v Farage: You decide


Demos conducted live Twitter analysis of the #EuropeDebate between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage.

CASM and Ipsos MORI monitored over 1,000 tweets a minute to track every cheer and boo from second-screen audiences - and calculate who 'won' the debate. 


You can catch up on our live blog here, or watch Newsnight here.

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The true cost of debt


Nine out of ten adults in Britain are in debt, but the emotional and social impact often overshadows the financial cost.

Demos's new report reveals Britain's £5bn of hidden debt, developing a Harm Index to highlight the most harmful types of borrowing.


Read the report. Read the blog. Read our Storify.

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Opting up


How financially resilient is Britain's workforce if people become too unwell to work?

Demos hosted a Westminster roundtable to discuss workplace security and mark the launch of our Opting Up report.


Read about the event. Read the report.

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The next generation


Demos report Introducing Generation Citizen calls for a new narrative around today’s young people.

It argues against negative stereotypes that are holding teenagers back, instead finding them more willing to get involved in social action than their predecessors.


Read the report. Read the press release.

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A tale of two classrooms


Demos analysis of the latest GCSE results finds the attainment gap widening, with almost half of councils regressing since 2010.

The figures raise questions about how best to tackle educational inequality in schools.


Read the analysis. Read the blog.

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Understanding poverty


Read Poverty in Perspective, our landmark report that introduces a pioneering model for measuring poverty.

You can also view interactive infographics of our child poverty types on the stand-alone Poverty in Perspective website.


Read the report and the blog. Explore the infographic website.

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