LSE Research Briefings

Recent research from LSE 

A selection of pertinent research on current policy areas being discussed in UK Parliament.


Party Conferences 2019

UK Regions and Their Pathways To Prosperity 
September 2019

LSE research looking at how regions across the UK can best thrive and grow.


Early Education Inequalities 
July 2019

Inequalities experienced in early education, which could have life-long ramifications for children experiencing them, are explored. 

Future of Academy Schools
November 2018

Academy schools have varying governance structures that make it difficult to hold such schools to account on issues such as financial responsibility and the curriculum being taught in classes. 

SEN and Life-long Mental Health
September 2018

Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) have been found to suffer mental health concerns throughout all stages of their life, including an increased level of loneliness. 

Media and Culture

Truth Trust and Technology Commission Recommendations 
December 2018 

The UK’s news media landscape is changing quickly, and long-held tenets of independence, verification and accountability have been undermined by the variety of new ways of accessing information. The Commission makes recommendations to improve our understanding of the current media landscape. 

Work and Pensions 

Two Decades of Changing Inequalities in the UK
August 2019 

A nuanced picture of two decades of inequalities data from across the UK, from 1995/96 to 2015/16 with findings broken down by by age, ethnicity, region, housing tenure, and disability status showing some winners and losers of the last twenty years. 

Brexit Social Policy Implications
March 2019

Predicting the effects on delivery of social policy objectives across the country following the UK leaving the single market and ending free movement of workers.  

Working-Age Benefits: How People Understand and Spend the Money They Receive
January 2019

Opportunities to improve the design and delivery of working-age social security benefits, including Universal Credit following research on how benefits claimants understand and use their money. 


Ending New Transmission of HIV Transmission 
March 2019

Exploring the provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to those at high risk of contracting HIV and public perceptions of such provision.