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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
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”.