From #BuildBackBetter and Black Lives Matter to net zero – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. This paper explores how we can better design public policy to support a rapid and fair transition to net zero and the restoration of nature.
The pandemic has had dire consequences for people’s lives – not just in health terms, but economically. This tide of hardship will only swell without adequate support for the economy.
Exploring experiences of debt and household finance before and during the pandemic, and how the financial impacts of Covid-19 may affect people in different demographic groups and regions
There is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England. Healthier homes with lower emissions are crucial to our journey to a net-zero carbon future and for ‘levelling up’ the North’s economy..
The government should use the ten-point plan to deliver an investment-led economic recovery focused on job-creation, decarbonising the economy, restoring nature, and tackling inequality.
The UK is set to introduce a new system for work-based immigration in January 2021. For the first time in decades, the government will apply the same rules on migration to both EU and non-EU citizens.
Further education (FE) and skills are vital to delivering the government’s levelling up agenda. Low skill levels are a key factor in explaining the prevalence of low pay and progression in England....
This is a call for evidence on food and the recovery of nature, communities and livelihoods for the nature, food and farming theme of IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission (EJC).
Weathering the winter storm: Strengthening financial security in Scotland through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis
While we are all weathering the storm of Covid-19, we are not all in the same boat. This report outlines how the UK and Scottish governments need to act to protect those at most risk of financial insecurity in Scotland.
This paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” – a much-needed boost to the income of hard-hit families through the social security system and targeted investment in childcare to ensure the continued functioning of the sector.