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.
The UK needs to match the ambition of the new Biden administration in the US, IPPR has calculated, if it is to restart the UK economy quickly and minimise long-term scarring effects on businesses, workers and families.
As the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled-out across the UK, there is hope that the acute health crisis might soon come to an end. Yet, the crisis afflicting businesses is far from over. We find that almost...
As we try to see a future beyond Covid-19, we must come to terms with how town centres have changed and the challenges and opportunities that this presents for all of us.
The UK and the EU deal on their future relationship, struck at the eleventh hour, is one of the most critical agreements the UK will negotiate in the post-Brexit era. It comprises the basis of...
IPPR and Common Wealth Corporate financial health has been hit hard by the pandemic. The Spending Review presented a chance to lay out a plan on how to help firms cope, but this opportunity was...
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
The pandemic has had dire consequences for people’s lives – not just in health terms, but economically. This tide of hardship will only swell without adequate support for the economy.
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
The government should use the ten-point plan to deliver an investment-led economic recovery focused on job-creation, decarbonising the economy, restoring nature, and tackling inequality.