Transparify will soon release a new report covering the financial transparency and funding of over two dozen of the UK’s leading think tanks. We will rate these institutions’ funding transparency and track their progress over the past year (see here for our 2016 report). In addition, we will present new data on think tanks’ annual expenditure and staffing levels, providing a unique snapshot of Britain’s policy research and advocacy scene. The report will also feature a special section on deceptive and highly opaque think tanks and their influence on UK politics and policy.
Previous Transparify reports have been covered widely in the media, including by the New York Times, Reuters, Financial Times, iNews, and the Guardian. Journalists can contact us via Twitter to request embargoed copies of the forthcoming report. Background information on think tanks, transparency and lobbying, including many cases involving UK players, can be found in our four annotated bibliographies.