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What does it mean to be British?
Tom Frere-Smith, Research Manager
9 January 2012
The public can see how Britain has changed in sixty years, but we seem less sure about what it means to be British in the present
Ipsos MORI's work for 'Your Square Mile'
Jerry Latter, Research Manager
5 January 2012
Last year, Ipsos MORI helped Your Square Mile, a not-for-profit organisation, to help communities across the UK to empower their residents to make positive changes to their local area
London's skilled working class and policing
Chris Phillips, Research Manager
18 October 2011
Ipsos MORI polling for BBC London finds particularly strong support among skilled working class (or "C2") Londoners for the Met taking a more robust approach in any future riots.
Big Society and the Co-operative Council
John Kennedy, Associate Director
15 February 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011 saw the official launch of Lambeth Council's initiative "Co-operative Council" - a new way of power sharing between citizens and the state.
Supporting the development of Big Society in new Localism?
Kirstin Couper, Associate Director
22 December 2010
Empowering local communities to shape local areas has been a goal of central government for the past decade, for some essential to the success of Big Society, and so it was unsurprising to read about it in the new the Localism Bill.
Big Society: what of the new localism bill?
Victoria Harkness, Head of Local Government Research
15 December 2010
We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the new Localism Bill, finally published on Monday, 13 December. Not a lot of surprises in there – we’ve known for some time of the desire of Eric Pickles and co. to “fundamentally shake up the balance of power in this country”.
Tell your residents what you are doing
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
2 December 2010
Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, discusses how local councils must communicate their value for money in order to see satisfaction levels rise.