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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
Publication Report Jobs & skills Coronavirus response Future Welfare State IPPR

Better than cure: Injury prevention policy

Injuries are the leading cause of preventable death in children and young people. As such, they present a significant cost to individuals, society, and the economy. Although the UK has been a world leader in injury prevention policy, austerity and a lack of strategy have hampered further improvement.

13/08/2020
Publication Report Jobs & skills Business Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

Creating a digital commons

These days, virtually every action we take produces some form of digital trail. This report sets out what public policy for the data economy should look like, as part of building a fairer, more sustainable economy for the future.

06/08/2020
Publication Report Economy Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

The Covid shift: Working time in manufacturing, engineering, shipbuilding and aerospace

This paper sets out both how working time is organised, and the number of hours we work has changed during the pandemic. We examine the risks and opportunities presented by the coronavirus outbreak for a progressive vision of working time in the UK.

27/07/2020
Publication Report Economy Business Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Resilient health and care: Learning the lessons of Covid-19

This report argues that the UK government should take the opportunity to create a system where resilience is considered efficient, where long-term thinking is encouraged, and where resources are allocated to deliver on it.

27/07/2020
Publication Report Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

How should competition policy react to coronavirus?

In addition to causing loss of life on a tragic scale, coronavirus, and the lockdown policies to suppress and reverse its spread, are causing great short-term economic disruption. They will also have...

21/07/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Business Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

All hands to the pump: A home improvement plan for England

This report makes the case for an ambitious investment programme to deliver household improvements across the country to be put at the heart of the economic recovery from Covid-19. With the worst...

15/07/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Science & technology Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

The science-based economy: The role of health research

Science should have a central role in the UK economy, which has struggled with productivity since the 2008 financial crash. This is a problem. Poor productivity stifles growth and makes it harder to...

10/07/2020
Publication Report Economy Science & technology Better Health and Care IPPR

Testing times: Universal credit and the habitual residence test

Non-UK citizens and UK citizens returning from living abroad face different barriers to making a claim to universal credit to others living in the UK. They are often required to pass a habitual...

09/07/2020
Publication Report Society & migration Families Progressive Brexit Equality IPPR