August 3, 2019

Modernising the United Kingdom

Unleashing the power of the Union – ideas for new leadership

For some, the benefits of the Union have been forgotten. The new Government should pursue a Grand Strategy to modernise the United Kingdom, drawing on the strength of the Union to stimulate local areas through both an audacious programme of infrastructure investment and further devolution of powers. It should take an approach that builds upon the success of City Deals, devolution deals and other partnerships. At its heart, this should establish a more engaged partnership between the UK Government and the communities of the United Kingdom. This can be achieved by the UK Government acting with renewed confidence, respecting the devolved institutions and enhancing the voices of England’s communities.


Jack Airey

Head of Housing. 2018-2020

Gabriel Elefteriu

Director of Strategy and Space Policy

Sir Stephen Laws

Senior Fellow, Judicial Power Project

Warwick Lightfoot

Senior Fellow (2016-2022)

Benedict McAleenan

Senior Fellow, Energy and Environment (2019-2023)

Rupert Reid

Director of Research and Strategy 2017-19

Jan Zeber

Deputy Head, Economics and Prosperity (2018-2021)

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