Institute for Policy Research

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The Institute for Policy Research is a British charity which funds conservative think tanks.

Its 2005 Accounts reveal grants to the Centre for Policy Studies (£157,000), the European Policy Forum (£2,500), Eurofacts (£36,500), Open Europe (£70,000) and Politeia (£10,000).[1] The Institute was created in 1982 via a trust deed dated 1 July of that year by Stephen Barclay, Dr. Arthur Levin and Simon Webley.[2] The purpose of the Institute was said to be the 'advancement of public education and learning by research into Social Sciences management studies and economic policies and the publication of such research.[3]

People

Simon Webley, trustee of the Institute for Policy Research
Eric Koops veteran Conservative movement activist and trustee of the Institute for Policy Research
Nicholas Finney veteran corporate activist and lobbyist and trustee of the Institute for Policy Research a funder of the Conservative movement

There are three trustees:

Projects

'Culture of litigation'

In 1999, Global Futures (part of the LM network) 'launched the Litigious Society Project, which resulted in the first estimation of the cost of litigation to the British economy.'[6] Such an estimate was also contained in Frank Furedi's report published by the conservative Centre for Policy Studies, which suggests that this report may have been linked with the Litigious Society Project. Furedi notes in the acknowledgements that 'I am particularly grateful to Tracey C. Brown, co-ordinator of the Litigious Society Project for sharing so much of her knowledge of the subject.'[7] Furedi also notes that another LM network associate Bruno Waterfield was the researcher on the CPS pamphlet and that 'support towards research for this study was given by the Institute for Policy Research.'[7]

Funding

Charity Commission overview of Institute for Policy Research financial and filing history, screen capture created 4 May 2011

Income

The Institute for Policy Research has received funding from The Cayo Foundation, The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, The David Young Charitable Trust, Duke of Marlborough's Charitable Settlement, The Federated Foundation, The G.R.P. Charitable Trust, The Morgan Charitable Foundation, Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust, The Peter Cruddas Foundation, The Weinberg Foundation, The W T J Griffin Charitable Settlement and The Wyford Foundation. The income received from the Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust between 2004 and 2010 is displayed in the table below.



2014

It received $5,000 from the Abstraction Fund in 2014. [23]

Grant recipients

The main recipients of donations from the Institute have been the neoliberal think tank the Centre for Policy Studies and the Eurosceptic think tank Open Europe each of which received more than £1 million between 2004 and 2013. Other significant recipients have been a Eurosceptic newsletter called Eurofacts edited by Gerald Frost and Global Britain each of which has received in excess of £140,000 between 2004 and 2013.

Income sources of the Institute for Policy Research in £ sterling [8]
Donor Organisation 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total known 2004-2013
Cayo Foundation[9] ? 4,000 4,000 3,000 2,500 ? ? ? ? ? ?
The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust[10] ? 10,000 30,000 5,000 75,000 ? ? ? ? ? ?
David Young Charitable Trust[11] ? ? ? 25,000 0 0 0 ? ? ? 25,000
Duke of Marlborough's Charitable Settlement[12] ? ? ? ? 250 250 ? ? ? ? 500
The Federated Foundation[13] ? ? 2,500 0 0 2,500 1,000 0 1,000 0 7,000
Garfield Weston Foundation[14] 0 15,000 0 0 0 0 25,000 25,000 0 25,000 90,000
G R P Charitable Trust[15] ? 0 5,000 0 0 0 3,000 3,000 0 2,000 13,000
Morgan Charitable Foundation[16] ? ? ? 0 0 3,000 0 0 0 ? 3,000
Nigel Vinson Charitable Trust[17] 8,100 7,050 23,000 70,800 72,800 29,400 27,850 21,800 5,250 63,300 329,350
The Peter Cruddas Foundation[18] ? ? ? 0 0 0 0 ? 25,000 0 25,000
The W T J Griffin Charitable Settlement[19] 1,000 1,000 1,000 2,000 2,000 3,000 3,500 3,000 ? ? 16,500
Total from known specific sources[20] 9,100 37,050 65,500 105,800 152,550 38,150 60,350 52,800 31,250 90,300 ?
Total donations declared in IPR accounts[21] 308,700 214,390 563,156 355,871 363,549 402,602 395,664 713,291 332,489 672,960
Total expenditure on research projects and support costs declared in IPR accounts[22] 309,665 283,785 478,959 319,132 484,351 335,717 450,950 354,860 499,500 501,750 4,018,669
Grant recipients of the Institute for Policy Research in £ sterling [24]
Organisation 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total 2005-2013
Centre for Policy Studies 157,000 297,000 119,000 241,751 172,167 229,000 179,500 185,500 246,000 1,826,918
Civitas - - - - - 3,000 - - - 3,000
European Foundation - - - - 3,000 - - - - 3,000
European Policy Forum 2,500 19,000 - - - - - - - 21,500
Eurofacts 36,500 31,500 25,782 19,250 14,700 3,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 144,732
Global Britain - 23,730 19,000 17,850 23,750 23,000 34,000 - - 141,330
Institute of Economic Affairs - - 10,000 - - - - - - 10,000
Manifesto Club - - - - - - 2,000 - - 2,000
MigrationWatch - - 5,000 - 4,500 15,700 15,010 4,000 - 53,210
News-Watch - - - - - - - - 40,000 40,000
Open Europe 70,000 95,346 127,000 181,500 105,000 143,000 113,000 300,000 201,000 1,335,846
Politeia 10,000 10,000 10,500 10,000 12,500 12,500 5,000 5,000 5,000 80,500
Respublica - - - - - 3,000 - - - 3,000
Taxpayers Alliance - - - 10,000 - 2,500 100 - - 12,600
Transport Watch - - - - - - 2,000 - - 2,000
Young Britons Foundation - - - 1,000 100 16,250 250 - 4,750 22,350
Total 276,000 476,596 316,282 481,350 335,717 450,950 354,860 499,500 501,750 3,693,005


People

2011

Simon Webley | Eric Koops | Nicholas Finney[25]

2005

Simon Webley (chairman) | Eric Koops | Nicholas Finney[1]

Other people

Keith Boyfield an economist, specialising in competition and regulatory issues has worked for a variety of Think Tank and Policy Development clients including the Institute for Policy Research. He has also worked for a number of think tanks that have received grants from the IPR such as the Centre for Policy Studies, European Policy Forum, Institute of Economic Affairs and Open Europe. Boyfield has also worked for the British-North American Research Association an organisation on which one of the three trustees (Simon Webley) of the IPR has served.

Contact

2011

D R MOORE
GOSSMORE
PEAT COMMON
ELSTEAD
GODALMING
GU8 6DX[25]

2005

Institute for Business Ethics
24 Greencoat Place
London
SW1P 1BE[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Institute for Policy Research Report and Accounts, Year ended 30 September 2005, Charity number 285143. Accessible via: http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/DocumentList.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=285143&SubsidiaryNumber=0&DocType=AccountList
  2. The Institute for Policy Research, Declaration of Trust, 1 July 1982.
  3. The Institute for Policy Research, Declaration of Trust, 1 July 1982. p. 15.
  4. Debretts People of Today Eric Koops Esq, LVO, accessed 3 May 2011
  5. 5.0 5.1 Waterfront conference Company Nicholas Finney, accessed 3 May 2011
  6. Global Futures Refusing to be terrorised - managing risk after September 11, Lloyds website, Mon 17 Jun 2002
  7. 7.0 7.1 Frank Furedi, 'Courting Mistrust: The Hidden Growth of a Culture of Litigation in Britain, Centre for Policy Studies, 1999, p. 2
  8. Data compiled from filings at the Charity Commission.
  9. Data based on a financial year ending on 30 September. 2004 Accounts no longer available from the Charity Commission. Identity of recipients of funding not disclosed in reports from 2009 onwards.
  10. Data based on a financial year ending on 5 April. Identity of recipients of funding not disclosed in reports from 2009 onwards.
  11. Data based on a financial year ending on 5th April. Accounts for 2004-2007 no longer available on the Charity Commission website. No report produced for 2011-2013 as income levels did not reach the threshold.
  12. Data based on a financial year ending on 5th April. Accounts for 2004-2007 no longer available on the Charity Commission website. No report produced for 2010-2013 as income levels did not reach the threshold.
  13. Data based on a financial year ending on 31st March.
  14. Data based on a financial year ending on 5 April.
  15. Data based on a financial year ending on 5 April.
  16. Data based on a financial year ending on 31 December. Accounts for 2004-2007 no longer available on the Charity Commission website. 2013 Accounts not yet available.
  17. Data based on a financial year ending on 30 June
  18. Data based on a financial year ending 31 March. Accounts for 2004-2007 no longer available on the Charity Commission website. No accounts submitted to the Charity Commission in 2011 and 2012 as income was too low to reach the threshold (£12,969 and £5,966 respectively). Expenditure, however, was much more significant (£1,260,425 and £853,367, respectively).
  19. Data based on a financial year ending 5 April. No accounts submitted to the Charity Commission in 2012 and 2013 as income was too low to reach the threshold (£755 and £984 respectively). Expenditure, however, was more significant (£83,151 and £78,654, respectively).
  20. Data from the Charity Commission
  21. Data from the Charity Commission
  22. Data from the Charity Commission
  23. Abstraction Fund, 990 Form, 2014
  24. Data compiled from filings at the Charity Commission. Data for financial year ended 30 September
  25. 25.0 25.1 Charity Commission Contact and Trustees, accessed 3 May 2011