Established in 1995, Politeia is a forum for discussing economic, constitutional and social policy. It focuses on the role of the state in people’s lives. Politeia aims to encourage the best policies for a free society under the rule of law, a prosperous economy based on free markets and competition, and excellent systems for education, health care and pensions. Its premise is that Britain’s prosperity and stability depend on democratic accountability: of government to parliament and parliament to the people. It also depends on getting the detail as well as the broad framework of policy right.

Politeia works with leading authorities from both Britain and abroad, pioneers from the legal profession, academic life, the economy, business and politics. With them, Politeia publishes up to date research and analyses, and makes proposals on which successful government policy can be based. It also hosts conferences and events to discuss the details of policy.

Our areas of work include:

  • The EU: Considering Britain’s relationship with Europe, and which policies are best for trade and the economy.
  • The Economy: cutting unnecessary regulation, rewarding entrepreneurship and new entrants
  • Tax and Public Spending: how to promote growth and enterprise
  • Employment: Policies for high skills and high employment
  • Pension, Benefits and Welfare: A benefits system driven by incentive and individual contribution and which rewards hard work
  • Education and Healthcare: High standards of education and training and effective healthcare
  • The Constitution: The Westminster Parliament, its accountability to the voters and responsibility for UK interests
  • The Legal system: a justice system which upholds the law and protects freedom under the law

Our success is measured by the quality of publications and conferences and by the impact they have. Examples of the impact Politeia’s research has had can be found on the Impacts page.

We aim to run one of the most efficient think tanks in the UK so that the funds we raise are used for our central activity of informing the wider policy debate. Our in-house team consists of full-time and part-time employees and is supported by a number of external consultant advisers and specialists.