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The forward march of robots halted? Automation, employment and inequality

Despite the breathless rhetoric surrounding the rise of the robots, we are not on the cusp of a ‘post-human’ economy. Automation and digitalisation will change the economy in coming decades, but, as …

04/04/2018
Mathew Lawrence
Blog post Long read Economy Commission on Economic Justice

It is possible to end child poverty

When it comes to some of our most intractable policy problems, the belief that change is possible can sometimes be the hardest thing to keep hold of. Optimism in our ability to make things better is …

15/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy IPPR Scotland

Towards a fairer model for the corporate tax system

The UK’s system of business taxation is not fit for purpose. A modern system of corporation tax should seek to encourage investment and employment, whilst ensuring businesses are paying their fair …

13/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice

Why housing in the UK requires bricks, not blame

The Government’s recent announcement on a review of the National Policy Planning Framework has struck a more considered tone than the 2012 NPPF which marked a particularly low point in the …

12/03/2018
Blog post Expert comment Housing & infrastructure IPPR North

How to future-proof the economy: tax all income equally

Most of us work for a living. We aren’t trustafarians, with a nice monthly dividend check from a safely-invested inheritance we didn’t earn. Nor are we corporate titans, with millions in stock …

07/03/2018
John Penrose
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice