Research papers

The Cost of Copenhagen

The failure of the Copenhagen Summit had been foreseen by the organisers but still went ahead at a cost of £130 million.  Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered: The Prevent Strategy

The Prevent Strategy is part of the Government’s response to the threat of terrorism from Islamist extremists. Aimed at stopping people from becoming terrorists, the Government has given Local Authorities money to fund projects administered by community groups, as well as giving out grants themselves directly. However, there have been ongoing concerns about the... Read more...

Preventing Violent Extremism Grants

The fifth part of the CSU series sets out, for the first time, the detail of who has received Preventing Violent Extremism Grants, and how much they've received in 2007-08.  Read more...

How to Save £50 Billion

The report, produced in co-operation with the Institute of Directors, sets out spending cuts that could save £50 billion in public spending.  Read more...

NHS Machines

The report shows that there is significant variation in the extent to which NHS Trusts make use of expensive capital equipment.  Read more...

Town Hall Rich List 2009

The third Town Hall Rich List provides details of over 1000 local authority employees with remuneration packages of at least £100,000 for the periods 2006-07 and 2007-08, including 16 earning more than the Prime Minister. Read more...

Reforming EU Development Assistance

The report sets out detailed proposals for reforming EU development assistance in order to ensure transparency and accountability and put an end to abuse of European taxpayers' money.  Read more...

Council Spending Uncovered: Town Hall Rich List 2009

The fourth part of the CSU series (and third edition of our annual Town Hall Rich List) provides details of over 1000 local authority employees with remuneration packages of at least £100,000 for the periods 2007-08 and 200809, including 16 earning more than the Prime Minister.  Read more...

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.  More info. Okay