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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

Inside the black box: the public finances after coronavirus

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, public finances are the focus of intense public attention. The OBR, as well as a leaked Treasury document, suggest that public borrowing in 2020-21 could rise to...

19/05/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Who wins and who pays? Rentier power and the Covid crisis

The massive expansion of state intervention in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – in particular, to underwrite wages for workers and loans for small and medium-sized businesses – may at first sight...

13/05/2020
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Children of the Pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis is asking a great deal of the nation’s children, as well as their parents, carers and wider families. Schools and childcare facilities have closed, exams are on hold, and normal...

31/03/2020
Publication Briefing Public services Coronavirus response IPPR

Beyond bailouts

The survival of large parts of our capital base will now depend on significant government support. This short paper outlines how this can be delivered.

26/03/2020
Publication Briefing Economy IPPR Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response

Negotiating the level playing field

The UK and the EU are embarking on the next stage of the Brexit negotiations to determine their future trading relationship. Both sides are looking to agree a free trade agreement to guarantee no...

05/03/2020
Publication Briefing Power & politics Progressive Brexit World politics IPPR

Realising the neighbourhood NHS: A new deal for primary care in England

General practice is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the NHS. A strong primary care sector – including teams of nurses, pharmacists, mental health specialists and allied professionals – has been shown to...

11/02/2020
Publication Report Public services Population and demographics Better Health and Care IPPR

Shaping the future: A 21st century skills system for Wales

Wales faces significant disruptions over the coming years. With fundamental change comes the risk of new inequalities but also the opportunities for far-reaching reform. While global and UK-wide...

10/02/2020
Publication Report Jobs & skills Wales IPPR Scotland