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IPPR Coronavirus Response

We're working to deliver policy solutions that can slow the spread of the virus, protect people's livelihoods and ensure the economic recovery delivers both prosperity and justice for the long-term.

A family stimulus: Supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic

Families in Britain are struggling. Although the job retention scheme and its scaled down successor, the job support scheme, have and will spare some job losses – without significant further government action next year, unemployment could more than double from pre-Covid-19 levels.

26/10/2020
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Research at Risk: Mitigating the impact of Covid-19 on health R&D investment

Research reveals the devastating impact of Covid-19 on health charities. Analysis reveals that medical research charities are expected to lose almost 38 per cent of their fundraising income last academic year, and over 25 per cent this academic next year.

23/10/2020
Publication Report Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Watch: Sunak's Job Support Scheme reforms - Carsten Jung on BBC News

IPPR Senior Economist Casrten Jung speaks to Martine Croxall on BBC News following the breaking news that Rishi Sunak is reforming his Job Support Scheme following criticisms from IPPR and others

22/10/2020
Economy Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response Future Welfare State IPPR

Ethnic inequalities in Covid-19 are playing out again – how can we stop them?

Once again Covid-19 is running along racial lines. Despite the inequalities exposed earlier this year, there has been little effort to stop Covid-19 hitting minority ethnic communities hardest as we enter the second wave.

19/10/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Watch: Job support schemes need a redesign - BBC News

BBC Breakfast and News at One report featuring IPPR research on the flaws of the Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus.

13/10/2020
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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
Publication Report Economy Jobs & skills Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response Future Welfare State IPPR