The regulation paradox

Last week, the world looked on in horror as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, leading the people…

Posted by Events on January 13th, 2021

How can tax help to fight the climate crisis?

By Charles Seaford, Senior Fellow

The Prime Minister recently announced a new target for UK greenhouse gas emissions reductions by…

Posted by Events on January 11th, 2021

Free speech in the post-truth era

By Dr Robert Simpson, Associate Professor, Dept of Philosophy, UCL

This guest blog is a response to the findings of Demos’…

Posted by Events on December 4th, 2020

Online harms: we need to bring the public into public policy

By Maeve Walsh, Associate at Carnegie UK Trust

As we wait for the final response to the consultation Government’s Online Harms…

Posted by Events on November 27th, 2020

Where can we build consensus on the future of the web?

During the Covid-19 pandemic, for many people, computer screens have become a crucial connection to the outside world, and online…

Posted by Events on November 20th, 2020

How will communities mobilise to build back a better Britain?

Community spirit has been a welcome silver lining as we’ve seen the increasing role neighbours have played in supporting their…

Posted by Events on November 11th, 2020

Consensus coming just-in-time: Economic resilience in the age of Covid-19

With Britain so plugged in to the global economy, the pandemic has raised questions about our ability to provide for…

Posted by Events on November 5th, 2020

‘Frankly, we did win this election’: on social media, who will watch the watchmen?

Election Day in the US saw a predictable surge in false, misleading or harmful narratives emerging, from robocalls telling voters…

Posted by Events on November 4th, 2020

What do people think about fake news and misinformation, in the age of Covid-19?

As part of our Renew Normal project, Demos is conducting a series of engagement exercises via Polis, an online deliberative…

Posted by Events on October 21st, 2020

Online harms: A snapshot of public opinion

“It’s a very strange state of affairs online…” – Participant in our men’s focus group

What…

Posted by Events on October 20th, 2020

Lauren’s Story: Falling through the cracks

Since lockdown began, many employees have been furloughed and have had financial support from the Government. But many have fallen…

Posted by Events on August 13th, 2020

Carol’s Story: A sense of optimism

The lockdown has created a unique cluster of complications and challenges for all of us in unforeseen ways. Our Renew…

Posted by Events on August 6th, 2020

Can we build a new normal for financial resilience?

By Will Sandbrook, Executive Director of Nest Insight

What does it mean to be financially well?…

Posted by Events on August 4th, 2020

Lesley’s Story: A renewed appreciation

For many people, the lockdown and other restrictions have meant a slower pace of life and a renewed appreciation for…

Posted by Events on July 31st, 2020

How a new approach to benefits could build a greener, more productive Britain after Covid-19

Before Covid-19 Britain faced a productivity puzzle and climate crisis. These challenges will remain after our current crisis; addressing them…

Posted by Events on July 30th, 2020

Michael’s Story: Teaching during lockdown

Lockdown was challenging for many pupils and their parents. But what about the teachers? How did they perceive the change…

Posted by Events on July 23rd, 2020

Angela’s Story: Freedom and future cramped by an unhealthy narrative

We’ve all felt restricted by lockdown and are itching to get back some of our freedom. But for many, the…

Posted by Events on July 17th, 2020

For many who live in big cities getting a loan is close to impossible

Old and young people, migrants and students are too often invisible to lenders, making them more vulnerable in the Covid-19…

Posted by Events on July 17th, 2020

Have online platforms passed the self-regulation test in the Covid-19 crisis?

“I have flagged a small number of fake news items (around 5G towers) on social media platforms and no action…

Posted by Events on July 10th, 2020

Rachel’s Story: Close to Home

“Covid strips everything back.” For Rachel, lockdown has given her the time and space to think through what matters to…

Posted by Events on July 9th, 2020