IPPR's research shows that, for household heat, major uncertainties exist concerning the suitability of Great Britain's housing stock, the efficiency in situ of some of the key technologies, consumers' willingness to become early adopters and the heating industry's readiness to market alternatives. This report considers the options for decarbonising household heat, examines the barriers policymakers face and reflects on the findings from four focus groups with consumers.
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.
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.