Financial Services

Politeia’s proposals for future UK financial services trade by Barnabas Reynolds were adopted as UK government policy. Future UK trade with EU and globally should be based on mutual recognition of laws and enhanced equivalence.

Goods and Services Trade

Politeia’s recommendations for the UK’s future trade as an independent country, with those of other authorities, are now UK government policy. In them, international economic lawyer, Professor David Collins, sets out the steps for the UK’s trade policy with the EU and globally under international law.

Curbing Tax and Public Spending

Coalition (2010-15) policy to restore the country’s finances after the crisis followed Vito Tanzi’s recommendations for state spending to be reduced to 35-40 per cent of GDP. Proposals by Ludger Schuknecht for cutting debt, fiscal consolidation and structural reform now mainstream policy, were shown to benefit all economies.


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, which also successfully proposed teacher training reform and a re-think of Vocation Education for 16-19 year olds.

Legal, Constitutional, Democratic

Politeia’s proposals for constitutional sovereignty have been at the heart of its programme, with incremental successes (e.g. proposals for a Sovereignty Bill to give the UK a parliamentary lock over EU measures, adopted in the EU Act, 2011) have become mainstream government policy under Boris Johnson’s government.


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.

What They Say

Rt Hon Sir Vince CableRt Hon Sir Vince CableLeader, The Liberal Democrats (2017-19)

Politeia has been, in my experience, a very good forum for discussing important policy issues from first principle.

Rt Hon Frank FieldRt Hon Frank FieldChair, Work and Pensions Select Committee (2015-19)

Politeia's generosity in opening up its forum to a wide range of views makes it for me a very attractive think tank.

Professor Deepak LalProfessor Deepak Lal

Politeia is a small but influential London-based think tank, which, with the quality of its authors , has made a major contribution in a number of areas of public policy like taxes, health and education.

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