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IPPR Coronavirus Response

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
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IPPR experts react to leaked Treasury report

Proposed pay freezes would harm the recovery, while taxing income from wealth like income from work could provide stronger post-crisis public finances - IPPR Reacting to the leaked Treasury...

13/05/2020
Press Releases Economy Public services 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

Covid-19: What’s the outlook for Scotland’s workforce?

We know the health, social and economic crisis will affect us all, but we also know it won’t affect us all equally. This blog marks the start of a series of outputs through our Rethinking Social Security in Scotland programme, as we attempt to look at what Covid-19 means for financial security in Scotland.

06/05/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills Public services Scotland Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland