Poverty rates reflect both economic circumstances and policy choices. The UK is among the countries where changes to policy have contributed to major reductions in child poverty. Between 1999 and 2013, child poverty fell by 6 percentage points across the UK. However, over the past eight years these gains have begun to unravel.
Regional inequalities in the UK include marked differences in levels of child poverty. The North East currently has the second highest rate of child poverty of any English region. In this report, we consider how English regions, such as the North East, can use devolution to address child poverty and improve the lives and life chances of children.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.
Where are we going? Transport priorities for the next UK governmentThe UK needs a greener transport system that works better for people today and allows future generations to thrive.