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IPPR Centre for Economic Justice

The Covid shift: Working time in manufacturing, engineering, shipbuilding and aerospace

This paper sets out both how working time is organised, and the number of hours we work has changed during the pandemic. We examine the risks and opportunities presented by the coronavirus outbreak for a progressive vision of working time in the UK.

27/07/2020
Publication Report Economy Business Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

How should competition policy react to coronavirus?

In addition to causing loss of life on a tragic scale, coronavirus, and the lockdown policies to suppress and reverse its spread, are causing great short-term economic disruption. They will also have...

21/07/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Business Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Estimating poverty impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Unemployment is expected to rise across the UK later this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many households will experience significant falls in their income - and that will mean more people...

18/06/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Public services Families Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Inside the black box: the public finances after coronavirus

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, public finances are the focus of intense public attention. The OBR, as well as a leaked Treasury document, suggest that public borrowing in 2020-21 could rise to...

19/05/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Who wins and who pays? Rentier power and the Covid crisis

The massive expansion of state intervention in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – in particular, to underwrite wages for workers and loans for small and medium-sized businesses – may at first sight...

13/05/2020
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Beyond bailouts

The survival of large parts of our capital base will now depend on significant government support. This short paper outlines how this can be delivered.

26/03/2020
Publication Briefing Economy IPPR Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response

Reforming the taxation of income from wealth

Revenue estimates for Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice identified a need to move to a higher tax, higher spend economy – with future...

11/11/2019
Publication Briefing Economy Centre for Economic Justice IPPR