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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

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

Covid-19 and the case for a digital commons

The pandemic has led to major changes in how we work and live. Most striking is the accelerating growth of the data economy and its dominant digital giants. We must bring our data under local, democratic control.

06/08/2020
Blog post Devolution & local leadership Economy Automation Business Science & technology Metro mayors Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response 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

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

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

Transforming the economy after Covid–19: A clean, fair and resilient recovery

We’re at a historic moment. The Covid-19 crisis could mark a turning point in the direction of the UK’s economy and its efforts to address the climate and nature crisis. The economy is in need of...

02/07/2020
Publication Report Economy Environment Budget Environmental Justice Commission Coronavirus response IPPR

10 years of austerity: Eroding resilience in the North

Ten years after it was first introduced, new research finds that austerity has had a disproportionately damaging impact upon the North of England’s resilience and its capacity to deal with the social...

22/06/2020
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