POLITEIA – 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.
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. Read More
Politeia’s proposals for future UK financial services trade by Barnabas Reynolds adopted by the UK government. Future UK trade with EU and the globe to be on the basis of mutual recognition of laws and enhanced equivalence.
Goods and Services Trade
Politeia’s recommendations for UK trade to be under UK law echoed by other authorities and now government policy. UK to trade globally as an independent country and with the EU from 2021 was proposed by international economic lawyer Prof David Collins.
Curbing Tax and Public Spending
Government policy to restore the country’s finances after the economic crisis followed Vito Tanzi’s recommendations for state spending to be reduced to 35-40 per cent of GDP. Proposals for Cutting debt, fiscal consolidation and structural reform now mainstream policy Ludger Schuknecht.
Politeia’s Curriculum and GCSE proposals adopted by Education Secretary, Michael Gove, for the Coalition’s education flagship reforms & drawing also on Politeia’s Comparing Standards series.
Legal, Constitutional, Democratic
To restore UK sovereignty and Democratic Freedom under the rule of law, Politeia’s proposals for legal and constitutional independence by Martin Howe QC and others adopted as UK government policy.
No Impasse in Future talks: International lawyer Thomas Grant’s proposals for the UK negotiate as a sovereign power with the EU at heart of UK government talk’s strategy.
Politeia’s healthcare reform series puts three key principles as central to NHS reform – greater accountability to patients, supply side competition, transparent funding – adopted incrementally since the Blair years to put the patient, not the provider, in charge of NHS change.
The Irish Border
Breaking Backstop Deadlock: Ray Bassett’s Politeia work urged Irish leaders to work with UK to resolve Backstop impasse – which proved a winning formula for new UK-EU deal.