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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 productivity could deliver inclusive growth in Scotland

The UK economy has struggled to maintain productivity growth since the financial crash in 2008. Despite catching up with UK pay and productivity levels in the first decade or so of devolution, more...

24/06/2019
Publication Report Economy Scotland IPPR Scotland

It’s the Small Businesses that Count

If small business leaders in the North of England were to offer up a prayer, it might go something like this: ‘grant us the advice to manage the things we cannot change, the support to change the...

06/06/2019
Blog post Expert comment Economy Business IPPR North

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

On Borrowed Time: Finance and the UK's current account deficit

The UK’s longstanding current account deficit indicates that the UK economy has a fundamental problem of international competitiveness. While in the past we have been able to support this through...

10/07/2018
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice London World politics IPPR