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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

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

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
Publication Briefing Economy Equality Population and demographics Metro mayors IPPR North

Estimating poverty impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Unemployment is expected to rise across the UK later this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many households will experience significant falls in their income - and that will mean more people...

18/06/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Public services Families Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response 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 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

Not cashless, but less cash: Economic justice and the future of UK payments

The future will have less cash. By 2028, forecasts suggest that fewer than one in 10 UK consumer payments will be made using cash. The digital revolution in finance will transform our economy and...

24/01/2020
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice Centre for Economic Justice IPPR Scotland