On visits to Belfast in recent years I was saddened to see my old place of education, both as secondary schoolboy and a technical student, lie empty and unused for some years. Now a breakthrough project in Belfast will see ...
Could a basic income treat the symptoms of social and economic problems or really address the causes?
In case you missed it, earlier this month Facebook turned 14. It is hard to believe how much social media is now an integral part of our lives. Adanna Shallowe reflects on social media platforms and their impact on society. ...
In the current populist era an active initiative such as the Citizen’s Economic Council is not only necessary, but a breath of fresh air argues Megan Corton Scott.
The first in a series of themed debates prompted by the RSA’s new Food, Farming and Countryside Commission grappled with three questions.
Last week to coincide with Children’s Mental Health Week the RSA Academies launched a new creative project in partnership with the Helen Storey Foundation and RSA Design Network.
Anthony Painter, Director of the RSA's Action and Research Centre, responds to the nationwide conversation around our latest report, Pathways to Universal Basic Income
Examples of where we feel the Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could bring great economic security and better work to the lives of people in the UK.
Our new report offers a practical means of advancing the UK towards a Universal Basic Income system. The Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could represent a stepping stone – to be enacted now – towards a better way of enabling ...
Stephen Evans, RSA Fellow, discusses 'flexicurity' as a way to buffer against economic insecurity and ensure good work
In its response to the Taylor review, the government announced it will be consulting the public on the employment status of gig workers. How can government distinguish this consultation from previous ones by engaging with ...
Last week, the RSA and Bank of America Merill Lynch hosted a research roundtable with corporate funders of arts and cultural learning to explore how they currently support their grantees to continuously improve practice. ...
In this blog Sam Grinsted describes the RSA Pupil Design Awards competition process and looks at why it is important to champion design in our schools.
What can we learn from the outcome of the Taylor Review? Here are 6 takeaways to get us started.
Essex County Council’s Challenge Dementia Prize is an inspiring call to action for anyone with innovative and practical ideas about how to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Recently launched at the RSA House in December, Buurtzorg in Britain focuses on finding solutions that work with and within the health care system. Buurtzorg provides access to the experience of 14,000+ nurses and care-givers ...
Income levels, debt, wealth and other static or individual measurements might tell us part of a story about someone’s life but they are insufficient to fully understand whether someone is economically insecure.
The Government’s response to the Taylor Review promises to boost the employment rights of gig workers – but what about their pensions? For the time being, this has been left largely unresolved.
In partnership with RSA Academies, the RSA is piloting a ‘whole schools approach’ to mental health. Tom Harrison reflects on what we’ve learnt so far and what government can away take from our findings.
Anthony Painter argues that the Government's response to the Taylor review marks an important moment in understanding that labour market flexibility is not enough - and can create economic insecurity for many.