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Unfair and in need of reform: Public attitudes to the UK economy

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy does not work well for most people. IPPR wanted to understand the degree to which this was felt by the UK population, and how perceptio…

05/09/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Publication Briefing Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy - The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice

Established in autumn 2016 in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the aim of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to …

05/09/2018
Michael Jacobs
Catherine Colebrook
Mathew Lawrence
Alfie Stirling
Publication Report Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

The state of pay: Demystifying the gender pay gap

The UK has a gender pay gap: within industries, within occupations, and within organisations, women tend to earn less per hour than men. A small proportion of this gap may be the result of unequal …

10/05/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Charlotte Snelling
Publication Report Jobs & skills Society & migration IPPR

Measuring what matters: Improving the indicators of economic performance

Over recent years there has been increasing concern among economists and statisticians, and a variety of commentators and organisations in civil society, about whether the current range of economic …

27/04/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Publication Economy Commission on Economic Justice IPPR

Pilots and cabin crew: should we be fine about the gender pay gap?

The deadline for large employers to report their gender pay gap is now only one week away, and although the majority of companies are yet to report, the last month has seen some hair-raising pay gaps …

27/03/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Blog post Expert comment Society & migration

Can we count on our economic statistics?

Economic statistics are the viewfinder through which we see our economy. When they are timely and accurate, they give a clear, comprehensive picture of how our economic world is evolving. But if they …

06/02/2018
Catherine Colebrook
Blog post Expert comment Economy Commission on Economic Justice