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Future Welfare State Programme

Reports and blogs

Read our latest reports and blogs from our Future Welfare State programme

The narrow corridor

New research reveals the scale of the job losses under the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus when the furlough scheme winds up at the end of the month.

10/10/2020
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Rescue and recovery: Covid-19, jobs and income security

We are entering a period of high unemployment with stifled job creation. The government's response to the unemployment crisis so far relies on a quicker bounce back in economic activity than either the Office for Budget Responsibility or the Bank of England are predicting.

16/08/2020
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The decades of disruption: New social risks and the future of the welfare state

A number of major disruptive forces will transform life in the UK and globally in the 2020s and beyond, creating a new set of social risks. In the Covid-19 crisis, government financial assistance...

25/05/2020
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Social (in)security: Reforming the UK’s social safety net

The UK has experienced a decade of austerity. While this has not resulted in a dramatic decrease in public spending in absolute terms, it does represent the longest pause in real-terms spending...

14/11/2019
Publication Report Jobs & skills IPPR New Social Risks

There is an alternative: Ending austerity in the UK

Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an attempt to reduce the budget deficit. This period of austerity is set to be the longest pause in real...

03/07/2019
Publication Report Economy Budget Centre for Economic Justice New Social Risks IPPR