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A family affair: The transfer of wealth across generations

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Shared Growth

From the establishment of primogeniture to the Bank of Mum & Dad the transfer of wealth across generations is both an ancient and very modern issue in Britain. With wealth increasingly concentrated among older generations, the issue of wealth transfers is rising up the political agenda. The desire for families to pass wealth onto the … Continued

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Grave New World: Globalisation in retreat?

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Shared Growth

UK book launch of Grave New World: The End of Globalisation and the Return of Economic Conflict by Stephen D. King The reach of globalisation has extended rapidly in recent decades. While many economists have long seen it as the best route to economic prosperity, recent political events have shattered any consensus that deeper globalisation … Continued

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Everlasting care: Andrew Dilnot lecture on a lasting solution to the social care crisis

Thursday 6 April 2017

Childcare & Families

Britain’s social care system is in crisis and its long-term future remains in doubt. Welcome additional funding was announced at the Budget, but everyone agrees we need long-term and lasting reform rather than endless sticking plasters. That is the purpose of the government’s upcoming Green Paper. But will it take us back to the drawing board … Continued

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Young, gifted and slack? Unblocking the career barriers for millennials

Thursday 23 February 2017

Work & Security

Speech by Employment Minister Damian Hinds The UK jobs market has surpassed all expectations in recent years, with employment reaching a record high at the start of 2016 and staying there for the rest of the year. But this success has not been spread equally. While over-50s have accounted for two-thirds of net jobs growth, … Continued

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A tough gig. Can policy keep pace with a changing workplace?

Monday 20 February 2017

Work & Security

From the rise of the gig economy and self-employment, to zero-hours contracts and agency work the modern workplace is changing rapidly. But the policy response to these huge shifts – from employment rights to the taxation of profits and pay – has been slow to catch up. Where does policy need to change to reflect … Continued

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