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Care after Coronavirus: An emerging consensus

When the coronavirus crisis first hit the UK, the greatest fear was that it would overwhelm the NHS. Ministers and clinicians had seen the catastrophic impact overseas – in first-rate health care...

22/05/2020
Blog post Public services Better Health and Care IPPR

Covid-19: How are families with children faring so far?

The Covid-19 crisis is like nothing we’ve seen for over 100 years. What started as a health crisis has now turned into an economic crisis. This blog is part of a series of outputs through our...

14/05/2020
Blog post Long read Families Scotland IPPR Scotland

Covid-19: What’s the outlook for Scotland’s workforce?

We know the health, social and economic crisis will affect us all, but we also know it won’t affect us all equally. This blog marks the start of a series of outputs through our Rethinking Social Security in Scotland programme, as we attempt to look at what Covid-19 means for financial security in Scotland.

06/05/2020
Blog post Long read Jobs & skills Public services Scotland Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland

Our carers deserve to be rewarded - Russell Gunson

This article was first published in The Herald on Tuesday 28th April 2020 The 8pm the ‘clap for carers’ has become a highlight in my house in these dark coronavirus dominated days. The...

29/04/2020
Blog post Expert comment Public services Coronavirus response IPPR Scotland

#CareFitForCarers: Parity for Social Care

Social care is integral to our Covid-19 response. It is responsible for protecting and providing for some of the most vulnerable in our society. It is absolutely central to the government’s shielding...

23/04/2020
Blog post Long read Public services Coronavirus response Better Health and Care IPPR

Migrant workers and coronavirus: risks and responses

In this short briefing, we set out the economic risks for migrant workers posed by the current Coronavirus crisis and propose a number of urgent measures in response, in order to provide a social...

25/03/2020
Blog post Expert comment Society & migration Coronavirus response IPPR

Budget 2020: Level up the economy, step up to the environmental crisis

Rishi Sunak faces one of the most difficult budgets in living memory. The country faces its lowest economic growth rate in a decade, further exacerbated by the expected disruption caused by the...

08/03/2020
Blog post Expert comment Economy Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR