Will public opinion eventually turn to support free schools?
Gideon Skinner, Head of Political Research
12 September 2011
The first batch of the Government’s flagship free schools are opening their doors for the first time this month and it is clear that their success or failure will be a key benchmark for the Government’s education policy.
Giving White Paper: first thoughts from Ipsos MORI
Claire Lister, Research Manager
24 May 2011
The government White Paper on Giving lays out the Prime Minister’s plans for encouraging more charitable donations and volunteering as part of his vision for a Big Society.
Royal Weddings and the Big Society
Sarah Castell, Director
6 May 2011
Is Ipsos MORI's Royal Wedding data good news for the Big Society?
Big Society & the Budget
James Stannard, Senior Research Executive
11 April 2011
James Stannard analyses the budget and how it may affect Big Society organisations.
Building the Big Society?
Anna Beckett, Research Director
4 April 2011
How workshops are engaging local residents in taking ownership of their local area
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.