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Topic: Economy

The science-based economy: The role of health research

Science should have a central role in the UK economy, which has struggled with productivity since the 2008 financial crash. This is a problem. Poor productivity stifles growth and makes it harder to...

10/07/2020
Publication Report Economy Science & technology Better Health and Care 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

10 years of austerity: Eroding resilience in the North

Ten years after it was first introduced, new research finds that austerity has had a disproportionately damaging impact upon the North of England’s resilience and its capacity to deal with the social...

22/06/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Equality Population and demographics Metro mayors IPPR North

Estimating poverty impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Unemployment is expected to rise across the UK later this year in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many households will experience significant falls in their income - and that will mean more people...

18/06/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Public services Families Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Inside the black box: the public finances after coronavirus

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, public finances are the focus of intense public attention. The OBR, as well as a leaked Treasury document, suggest that public borrowing in 2020-21 could rise to...

19/05/2020
Publication Briefing Economy Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Who wins and who pays? Rentier power and the Covid crisis

The massive expansion of state intervention in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – in particular, to underwrite wages for workers and loans for small and medium-sized businesses – may at first sight...

13/05/2020
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice Coronavirus response IPPR

Beyond bailouts

The survival of large parts of our capital base will now depend on significant government support. This short paper outlines how this can be delivered.

26/03/2020
Publication Briefing Economy IPPR Centre for Economic Justice Coronavirus response

Budget 2020: Level up the economy, step up to the environmental crisis

Rishi Sunak faces one of the most difficult budgets in living memory. The country faces its lowest economic growth rate in a decade, further exacerbated by the expected disruption caused by the...

08/03/2020
Blog post Expert comment Economy Environment Environmental Justice Commission IPPR