About us

Centre is a think tank and a pressure group which supports a comprehensive welfare system and free markets. Whilst these are often seen as opposing ideas, we believe in combining them just as the Nordic countries have. It creates an economy that funds better public services and public services that create more educated and healthier workers. To promote this vision, we have members from across the UK from every party who we work with to create and promote centrist policies.


A Nordic inspired welfare state

We support a comprehensive welfare state. This includes an education system based on Finland’s, prisons focused on reform as they have in Norway and a minimum income for anyone who is unemployed.

Free markets

We believe in less regulation and competitive markets. This includes collective bargaining and workers on company boards to agree deals with businesses just as they do in the Nordic countries.

Free trade

Free trade means reducing barriers to trading between the UK and other countries around the world. Thats why we support UK membership of the European Free Trade Association and agreeing free trade deals around the world.

Latest publications

The fight for equality and our civil liberties

I’m Jake and I am Head of Policy here at Centre. Prior to my role at Centre I ran a student newspaper and am currently working on health policy for the Red Cross. I study Politics and International Relations, specialising in conflict resolution and human rights. […]

A third way on nuclear weapons’

Despite years of reducing the number of nuclear weapons’ the UK has the government has changed course. After the Defence review by the government the cap on the number of nuclear weapons will now rise from 180 warheads to 260 […]

The Case for the European Free Trade Association

Last week, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met with his Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Søreide.  Much of what was discussed, however, should not only be welcomed but actively encouraged to go beyond […]

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