Care work is undervalued and underfunded. But this has nothing to do with immigration

After more than three years of speculation, the immigration proposals are finally out. The government calls it ‘a firm and fair…

Posted by Events on February 25th, 2020

The Eternal Optimist: why we shouldn’t just dismiss Ofcom’s new role in regulating social media

Last week the Government announced that it plans to appoint Ofcom as the new online…

Posted by Events on February 18th, 2020

Can the UK open tech’s black box?

A Demos response to the CDEI report on the future of online targeting.

As the government’s new AI adviser calls…

Posted by Events on February 6th, 2020

The myth of the science park economy

Successful innovation doesn’t come mainly from small businesses or universities, argue Paul Nightingale and Alex Coad.

Over the…

Posted by Izzy Little on January 13th, 2020

Our new immigration system needs flexibility, transparency and public support

We’re about to leave the EU and, unless the transition period is extended, the Government has less than a year…

Posted by Events on January 10th, 2020

2019 End of Year Video Look Back

For Demos, 2019 was a year of growth, impact and innovation.

Demos Senior Management Team takes a look back on 2019, and…

Posted by Izzy Little on December 23rd, 2019

Can the new immigration policy improve ESOL education for refugees and asylum seekers

English language provision opens doors to new migrants and should be properly resourced 

Integration is never far from the headlines…

Posted by Izzy Little on November 8th, 2019

Global Britain vs Little England

Since the EU Referendum, Boris Johnson has ramped up the rhetoric about ‘Global Britain’, a country that is “more open,…

Posted by Events on November 7th, 2019

Stop the clocks: Should we end seasonal time changes?

While the Brexit clock is ticking for the UK, all across Europe the clocks will go back an hour this…

Posted by Events on October 25th, 2019

How church partnerships are transforming social action

Shelter for rough sleepers. Discussion groups for transgender teenagers. Coffee mornings to combat loneliness among the elderly. These are but some of…

Posted by Izzy Little on September 17th, 2019

Gambling Ads on Twitter – 5 things you need to know

The betting ecosystem on Twitter is vast, diverse and highly active but despite the highly public nature of Twitter, much…

Posted by Events on August 20th, 2019

We need Public Service Publishing for the New Digital Age

The way we consume content has changed almost beyond recognition in the digital age. Vast swathes of the published written…

Posted by Josh Tapper on July 31st, 2019

The Connecting State

by Alex Smith, Founder/CEO – The Cares Family

As the general election results showed, Britain is a mixed up place. Although the…

Posted by Izzy Little on July 31st, 2015

If companies can have credit ratings, why can’t newspapers have accuracy ratings?

By Daniel Alphonsus

“Ripping apart the social fabric” and “destroying how society works”. These apocalyptic portrayals of social media were…

Posted by Izzy Little on February 23rd, 2018

Regulating the internet is no easy task, but the Online Harms White Paper is a promising first step.

Last week the government published its long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms, proposing that an…

Posted by demos on April 16th, 2019

How confident are we in forecasting the automation of work?

This week, the Office for National Statistics released their first statistics on which occupations they believe are…

Posted by demos on March 29th, 2019

Celebrating thirty years of the World Wide Web

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web, and at Demos, we’re celebrating because our research on the web has…

Posted by Izzy Little on March 12th, 2019

Is the DWP capable of moulding itself to a radical new agenda?

Government reports rarely become bestsellers. But large queues formed on the night before the publication of William Beveridge’s 300-page survey…

Posted by demos on January 19th, 2019

Reflections on 10 years at Demos

After 10 years at Demos – in normal human years that’s half a century – I’ll be stepping down as…

Posted by demos on January 11th, 2019

Alex Krasodomski-Jones takes the CASM reins

It’s exciting as it is daunting to be taking the reins at CASM. It’s also an opportunity to reflect on…

Posted by demos on January 11th, 2019