What does it mean to be British?
Tom Frere-Smith, Senior Research Executive
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, Senior Research Executive
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
Public sector leaders are pessimistic over the impact of cuts
Peter Cornick, Senior Research Executive
26 August 2011
Big Society Blog: Peter Cornick says our latest research reveals deep concern among public sector leaders about the impact of the cuts
Big Society Blog: 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.
Big Society: the devil is in the detail
Anna Beckett, Research Director
21 October 2010
Yesterday George Osborne confirmed that key aspects of the Big Society (community organisers and National Citizen Service pilots) will definitely receive funding. This blog will explore reactions to the Big Society, along with providing analysis and insight, based on our public opinion data.