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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

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

SMEs and productivity in the Northern Powerhouse: Interim report

Productivity is a measure of how effectively an economy uses the resources at its disposal (including the labour of its workforce, different aspects of capital such as machinery and technology, and...

26/02/2019
Publication Report Economy Business IPPR North

State of the North 2018: Reprioritising the Northern Powerhouse

The north of England has rarely faced such threat and opportunity. Brexit looms; budgets in essential NHS and council services are at breaking point. The world’s major, long-term challenges –...

05/12/2018
Publication Report Devolution & local leadership Economy Population and demographics Metro mayors IPPR North

Why this white paper on industrial strategy is good news (mostly)

P raise be. A Conservative government has published a comprehensive industrial strategy which explicitly acknowledges that the state has a key role to play in steering and coordinating economic...

04/12/2017
Blog post Long read Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Industrial Strategy: Steering structural change in the UK economy

This discussion paper argues that industrial strategy should become a central pillar of economic policy. Given the UK economy’s deep structural weaknesses – in productivity, trade, research and...

17/11/2017
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

The northern powerhouse in action

This report demonstrates that, despite the significant challenges facing it, the northern powerhouse already has the seeds of a flourishing 21st-century economy. It now needs a coherent industrial...

15/02/2017
Publication Economy Business IPPR North Report