Reflections on North Shropshire

Vinous Ali reflects on the result of the North Shropshire by-election.

Government should support schools to check in on persistently absent children

Ed Reza Schwitzer on why government must provide funding to help schools and local authorities check in on persistently absent children.

Pearson: Post-Covid Inequality

Pearson UK commissioned Public First to carry out a survey to catch a glimpse of the impact on the pandemic on people’s jobs, careers and prospects for the future.

The Coalition for Youth Mental Health in Schools

An extraordinary coalition of some of the most respected schools – from both the independent and state sectors – has come together to call for radical reform of how mental health is supported in educational settings.

New Research on Canada’s Legalisation Experience

Earlier this year, Public First were commissioned by Professor Keith Humphreys at Stanford University to conduct a review of this significant policy change in Canada, now three years after it first came into effect.

Covid wiped out 1 in 3 music industry jobs – UK Music calls for Government action

UK Music, the collective voice of the UK music industry, commissioned Public First to research the impact of Covid-19 on the music industry.

Making Levelling Up work, where it matters most

A report written by Public First for Homes for the North makes the case for housing to be a core part of the Levelling Up agenda

Supporting Cities to Thrive: A Toolkit for Economic Development

Today, Public First’s report titled Supporting Cities to Thrive: A Toolkit for Economic Development, was published as part of the University Toronto’s Ontario 360 project.

New Poll on Attitudes to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion amongst Academy Trust Leaders

Public First ran a poll of 115 academy trust CEOs and other senior trust leaders on their attitudes towards diversity, inclusion and discrimination.

So you’re a junior minister now?

Associate Director Reza Schwitzer provides some light-hearted advice for the recent intake of brand new junior ministers.

New Youth Crime Poll

Public First ran a poll for Anne Longfield’s ‘Commission on Young Lives’, looking at parents' attitudes to youth violence, gangs and knife crime.

New Sustainability Poll

Public First ran a poll for Google looking at attitudes and actions on sustainability.

We’re hiring

Public First’s international and domestic work is expanding. We are looking to hire senior policy analysts to help our clients in tech, education and sustainable energy. We are also looking for more data and opinion research specialists.

Unpacking Spending Reviews

Ed Reza Schwitzer and Jonathan Simons demystify the Spending Review.

ABF Primark Report

ABF, the owner of Primark, asked Public First to create a report on the high street in the lead up to the 2021 budget.

SMMT: Full Throttle – Driving UK Automotive Competitiveness

Our report for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) was published this week, setting out a roadmap for the automotive industry as it [...]

More funding is needed to place education at the heart of national recovery

Jonathan Simons on why Government must keep to their word and prioritise further funding for education.

Public First’s ‘Windsor Works’ economic regeneration strategy for Windsor, Ontario

Public First has published its report, titled "Windsor Works", advising the city of Windsor, Ontario on economic development and proposing a growth and diversification strategy for the city.

Politico London Influence: Meet Public First

Public First founding partners Rachel Wolf and James Frayne talk to Politico London Influence.

Blair Gibbs joins Public First

Public First is delighted to announce that Blair Gibbs has joined us to lead work on our growing list of clients in North America. Blair [...]

Ed Dorrell joins Public First

Public First is delighted to announce the hiring of Ed Dorrell as a Director.

Sutton Trust: UK Parent Poll

Public First ran a poll of UK parents to examine the impact which the school shutdown has had on the UK. - Public First surveyed [...]

This new Tory coalition has deep foundations

The Times' journalist Dominic Lawson writes on James Frayne's and Public First's research on the former Labour heartlands.

Public First is Hiring

Public First is looking for a Research Analyst to get involved in our innovative and growing opinion research team.

The Election in One Room

Public First assembled 100 swing voters from marginal seats across England and Wales for a massive qualitative research exercise for The Times.

Public First makes two new hires

Public First has hired John Cope, currently Head of Education and Skills at the CBI and Tom Waterhouse, currently at The Crown Estate to join their team.

Wonkhe award nomination

Jonathan Simons has been nominated for a Wonkhe award for his piece on how the Augur report is perceived by the government.

Public First is expanding

We are pleased to welcome Aria Babu, Ilinca Bogaciov, Natascha Engel and Ruth Newton to Public First.

New Report: Google’s Impact in the UK

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Public First is expanding

Public First has made four new hires to help us meet continued client demand and generate further growth.