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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Future Welfare State Programme

Reports and blogs

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

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
Publication Report Public services New Skills at Work Equality Population and demographics Future Welfare State IPPR

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