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Review of the UK constitution

Review of the UK Constitution

Over 18 months we assessed the functioning of the UK constitution and proposed practical, innovative and robust ideas for reform.

In collaboration with the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge we conducted research into the functioning of the UK’s core institutions, the different levels of government in the UK, and the relationship between the people and the state. 

Over the course of the review, we published original research reports and guest papers written by external experts sharing their perspectives about the functioning of different aspects of the constitution. We also held public events and private roundtables across the UK. Our activity was supported by an advisory panel made up of those with experience in different parts of the constitution in all parts of the UK.

We published the final report of the Review in September 2023. Building on everything we learned from internal research, guest papers and events, this report sets out our recommendations for how to strengthen the existing political constitution.

Review of the UK Constitution: final report

The UK constitution needs urgent reform to fix crisis of trust in UK politics.

Read the report
UK Supreme Court justices

The Future of the UK Constitution

The IfG and Bennett Institute hosted a special one-day conference to reflect on the state of the UK constitution and discuss proposals for reform.

Watch the event
Audience at the IfG

Our constitution review team