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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

Anchor, belong, connect: The future of town centres

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. 

04/02/2021
Publication Report Economy IPPR North

The Brexit EU-UK trade deal: A first analysis

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...

27/12/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Power & politics Society & migration Progressive Brexit 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

The Chancellor's Challenge: delivering a stimulus for post-pandemic recovery

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.

23/11/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Environment Jobs & skills Public services Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response 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