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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

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

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

The narrow corridor

New research reveals the scale of the job losses under the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus when the furlough scheme winds up at the end of the month.

10/10/2020
Publication Report Economy Jobs & skills Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response Future Welfare State IPPR