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John Hayes MP speech to Backing Beauty Reception

18 July 2017

John Hayes MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, gave the keynote address at the ResPublica, National Trust, and Woodland Trust Backing Beauty Reception on Monday 17th July.

Response to the 2017 Party Manifestos

19 May 2017

With all three major party manifestos (Labour, Liberal Democrat, and Conservative) released this week, we now know what the parties have planned on the key election issues.

Ten Ways the Next Government can Back Beauty

15 May 2017

With a General Election scheduled for June 8th, we are calling on the political parties to address the issue of beauty in the campaign, and for the next Government to consider how it can place beauty at the heart of public policymaking.

ResPublica evidence cited in CLG Committee Public Parks Report

11 February 2017

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee has today published its report on Public Parks, featuring evidence submitted by ResPublica’s Backing Beauty Commission.

Backing Beauty response to Housing White Paper

07 February 2017

Responding to the Government White Paper, Fixing our broken housing market, published earlier today, Backing Beauty policy lead Duncan Sim said the following:

Government supports ResPublica call for estate residents’ charter

09 December 2016

The Government’s estate regeneration strategy published yesterday includes strong support for placing residents “at the centre of reshaping their estates”, as called for by ResPublica.

Autumn Statement response

23 November 2016

As part of ResPublica’s response to the 2016 Autumn Statement, Duncan Sim, Backing Beauty Commission policy lead, said the following:

How the Government can Back Beauty in the Autumn Statement

16 November 2016

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on November 23rd, we outline what the Government can do to put beauty front and centre across ten different policy areas.

ResPublica evidence to CLG Committee parks inquiry

11 October 2016

ResPublica’s evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry on the future of public parks is available to view online.

Backing Beauty at the Conservative Party Conference

15 September 2016

If you’re heading to Birmingham for the Conservative Party Conference this year, join us on Monday evening to debate how to make our cities more beautiful!

Press Release – Building Beautiful Places Will Improve Social Justice For All

29 April 2016


The National Trust and Woodland Trust have joined leading politicians and policy makers to launch a campaign to challenge the injustice which stops less well off people having access to beautiful places and green spaces, independent think tank ResPublica announced today.

ResPublica evidence cited by House of Lords Built Environment Select Committee

22 February 2016

ResPublica’s submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment (available to download here) has been cited in the Committee’s Report ‘Building Better Places’.

ResPublica’s call for the transformation of sink estates into beautiful places adopted by the Prime Minister

11 January 2016

This week, the Prime Minister announced that some of the UK’s least attractive housing estates are to be torn down and replaced with attractive, safe homes: a move we called for in our Community Right to Beauty report.

ResPublica entry shortlisted for LSH Enterprise Award

06 November 2015

Property Week: Finalists revealed for 2015 LSH Enterprise Award

Read ResPublica’s submission here

A Community Right to Beauty – report

23 July 2015

ResPublica’s report, A Community Right to Beauty: Giving communities the power to shape, enhance and create beautiful places, buildings and spaces, argues for the restoration and democratisation of beauty in public policy.