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The Progressive Policy Think Tank
Topic: Housing & infrastructure

On the Home Front

In its forthcoming heat and buildings strategy the government needs to stump up the cash, set robust standards, support skills development, and communicate, communicate, communicate, if the UK is to be successful on the home front on the climate crisis.

08/09/2021
Blog post Expert comment Environment Housing & infrastructure Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

Addressing digital exclusion in north east England

Digital exclusion was a problem long before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, since the pandemic began, there has been increased reliance on access to digital services.

06/09/2021
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Third Sector Equality IPPR North

Northern Powerhomes: A green recovery plan to decarbonise homes in the North

There is huge potential for economic stimulus provided by a programme of housing decarbonisation in the north of England. Healthier homes with lower emissions are crucial to our journey to a net-zero carbon future and for ‘levelling up’ the North’s economy..

17/11/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure New Skills at Work Science & technology IPPR North

Young people affected by homelessness in north east England

Early intervention to support young people and their families can reduce rates of homelessness. However, the relevant services need sufficient funding, specialist expertise, and effective partnerships.

23/10/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Homelessness IPPR North

At a crossroads: The future of transitional supported housing

Transitional supported housing (TSH) is a crucial service to many of society’s most vulnerable people, supporting and housing 189,500 people. The sector stands at a crossroads. The Covid-19 crisis brings threat and opportunity for the hundreds of thousands of people who will rely on the TSH sector both now and in the future.

14/10/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Third Sector Homelessness IPPR North

All hands to the pump: A home improvement plan for England

This report makes the case for an ambitious investment programme to deliver household improvements across the country to be put at the heart of the economic recovery from Covid-19. With the worst...

15/07/2020
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure Science & technology Environmental Justice Commission IPPR

Valuing more than money: Social value and the housing sector

Public spending creates large markets for goods and services: total UK public procurement amounted to £292 billion in 2018/19, around 14 per cent of GDP or 36 per cent of total government spending....

20/11/2019
Publication Report Housing & infrastructure IPPR