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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

Living beyond our means

Here, we really are living beyond our means - and have been for the last three decades. Official figures for the first three quarters of the year show that 2013 is set to be the 30th consecutive...

07/02/2014
Blog post Economy Business Expert comment

Fairer tax for a better economy

In this provocative long essay, Chris Nicholas argues for 'far-reaching, comprehensive and multidimensional' tax reforms aimed at making the tax system fairer and better equipped to manage the tricky...

12/05/2013
Publication Economy Report

Analysis of tax and benefit changes in the autumn statement

In this short briefing paper, IPPR projects the consequences of the changes to tax allowances and the uprating of benefits that were announced in last year's autumn statement. In the 2012 autumn...

19/03/2013
Publication Report Economy Budget Business

In aid of India? Defining a positive role for the UK

In November 2012, the government announced that UK financial aid to India would end completely in 2015. This arbitrary termination means the opportunity is missed to develop a more holistic approach...

10/02/2013
Publication Economy Aid & development Business Report

The long view: Public services and public spending in 2030

Britain faces a longer-term fiscal challenge. The Office for Budget Responsibility has estimated that by 2030 Britain will once again move into deficit because long-term trends look set to increase...

04/06/2012
Publication Economy Report