• UPCOMING EVENTS

Causes and Consequences: The role of household debt in 21st Century Britain

Monday 12 February 2018

Housing, Wealth and Debt

The growth in household debt has outpaced growth in household incomes in recent years, putting questions about the causes and consequences of higher debt back in the spotlight. Should we worry that higher debt means that another credit crisis could be brewing? Or is growing household debt instead an indicator of rising consumer confidence? What … Continued

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New Year, New Politics: An Attlee settlement for 21st century Britain

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Incomes and Inequality

January is traditionally a time to take on exciting new challenges, and British politics is no exception. The country faces a number of domestic issues beyond Brexit, from the shape of the public finances and the quality of public services to getting living standards growing again. What domestic policies should the government and opposition focus … Continued

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New Year, New Politics: A Conservative programme for economic and social renewal

Monday 29 January 2018

Incomes and Inequality

January is traditionally a time to take on exciting new challenges, and British politics is no exception. The country faces a number of domestic issues beyond Brexit, from the shape of the public finances and the quality of public services to getting living standards growing again. What domestic policies should the government and opposition focus … Continued

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Time for time and a half? Should overtime hours mean premium pay

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Matthew Taylor’s government-commissioned Review of Modern Working Practices took a long look at the UK labour market and made many recommendations to raise the quality of work. Central among these was a proposal for a higher minimum wage for non-guaranteed hours. This shone a light on a long-neglected part of UK employment policy – overtime. … Continued

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Back to the Future: The outlook for retirement 15 years on from the Pensions Commission

Monday 27 November 2017

Tax and Welfare

In the autumn of 2002, Chancellor Gordon Brown announced a Pensions Commission to explore the outlook for pensioner incomes if the system continued unaltered and to make recommendations for improving that outlook. 15 years on, its recommendations – including auto-enrolment into low cost pensions and a more generous but delayed state pension – have become … Continued

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Britain’s got talent: how universities can maintain their world-leading reputation

Monday 27 November 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Book launch for ‘A University Education’ by David Willetts University education is both ancient and modern. While the history of British universities dates back many centuries, today they are at the forefront of a global talent content – seeking to attract the best students from around the world. In his book A University Education, former Universities … Continued

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