Behind the rhetoric of rebalancing, our analysis reveals a very different picture and a series of regional disparities that are, at a simple level, unfair. But they also defy the economic logic upon which they are supposedly based. While the government is right to focus on infrastructure investment, a greater proportion of its investment needs to be channelled to so-called 'lagging regions' in order to get the UK economy firing on all cylinders.
Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisisAt a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring BudgetLeading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.