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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

Tax and recovery: Beyond the binary

Some taxes can be raised this year without stifling the recovery, especially if the Chancellor commits to a major stimulus package alongside them. We identified four priority tax reforms that could make the system more balanced, more sustainable, and could prevent inequality from escalating further.

26/02/2021
Publication Briefing Economy Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

Economists urge BBC to rethink 'inappropriate' reporting of UK economy

Leading economists have written to the Tim Davie, the BBC's Director General, to object that some BBC reporting of the spending review "misrepresented" the financial constraints facing the UK government and economy

30/11/2020
Blog post Expert comment Economy Budget Centre for Economic Justice IPPR

Helping households in debt

Exploring experiences of debt and household finance before and during the pandemic, and how the financial impacts of Covid-19 may affect people in different demographic groups and regions

18/11/2020
Publication Report Economy IPPR Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response

A family stimulus: Supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic

This paper makes the case for a “family stimulus” – a much-needed boost to the income of hard-hit families through the social security system and targeted investment in childcare to ensure the continued functioning of the sector.

26/10/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Families Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response Future Welfare State 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