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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Economy

There is an alternative: Ending austerity in the UK

Since 2010/11, successive UK governments have chosen to impose a programme of austerity in an attempt to reduce the budget deficit. This period of austerity is set to be the longest pause in real...

03/07/2019
Publication Report Economy Budget Centre for Economic Justice New Social Risks IPPR

REGIONAL ANALYSIS: North West

This analysis was handed out at our event  Economic Justice for the North West.  The event was the North West instalment in a UK-wide series of public meetings held by the IPPR Centre for Economic...

27/06/2019
Blog post Economy

How productivity could deliver inclusive growth in Scotland

The UK economy has struggled to maintain productivity growth since the financial crash in 2008. Despite catching up with UK pay and productivity levels in the first decade or so of devolution, more...

24/06/2019
Publication Report Economy Scotland IPPR Scotland

The Northern Powerhouse: 5 years in

Background The Northern Powerhouse agenda turns five years old this weekend. Like any new government programme it has attracted cynicism, but many saw as a great opportunity for the North of...

21/06/2019
Blog post Long read Economy Leadership IPPR North

REGIONAL ANALYSIS: North East

This analysis was handed out at our event  Economic Justice for the North East.  The event was the North East instalment in a UK-wide series of public meetings held by the IPPR Centre for Economic...

19/06/2019
Blog post Economy

It’s the Small Businesses that Count

If small business leaders in the North of England were to offer up a prayer, it might go something like this: ‘grant us the advice to manage the things we cannot change, the support to change the...

06/06/2019
Blog post Expert comment Economy Business IPPR North

The UK in the global economy

In recent years our economy has been growing, but most people are no better off than a decade ago. For many people the economy does not appear to be working at all.

09/05/2019
Publication Graphic guide IPPR Economy Centre for Economic Justice