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IPPR accelerates progress through ideas, analysis, and public dialogue.

Our work provides insight into the challenges facing UK society, and impactful, workable policies.

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  1. Social housing need of the hour amid homelessness crisis 

    At a time when the social housing waitlist is weighed down with hundreds of thousands of people, the Scottish government has planned to reduce approximately £200 million in investment in social housebuilding. This could be disastrous and…
  2. Health leaders, charities, experts and campaigners urge Chancellor to take action on ‘concerning’ state of UK health to deliver prosperity at Spring Budget

    Leading health voices have written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to urge him to deliver a bold strategy to transform UK health and deliver nationwide prosperity.
  3. Department for Work & Pensions at Caxton House in Westminster, London

    Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment support

    Across the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
  4. London City skyline, view from Stave Hill

    Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategy

    To tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
  5. A medical professional speaking to a patient

    Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular disease

    Progress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.
  6. Where are we going? Transport priorities for the next UK government

    The UK needs a greener transport system that works better for people today and allows future generations to thrive.