• UPCOMING EVENTS

Looming crisis or new opportunity? Skilling the nation in Brexit Britain

Monday 18 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Raising skill-levels boosts pay, productivity and ultimately living standards. And yet the pace of growth in educational attainment has stalled – with a slowdown in people progressing to mid- and higher-level qualifications, and many firms reporting damaging skills shortages. Who has benefitted from investment in skills over the last 20 years, and who has been … Continued

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Even Greater Manchester: The London launch of the Independent Prosperity Review

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. The review provides a major update of the city region’s economic evidence base providing lessons for policy makers across Greater Manchester, and for other city-regions across the UK with … Continued

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Spring in our step or long winter ahead? The UK economy on Brexit eve

Monday 4 March 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Coming a fortnight before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, the upcoming Spring Statement will provide an important health check on the UK economy as we prepare to depart. But looking into the future poses challenges for any forecaster wrestling with the recent growth slowdown and the uncertainty of what form Brexit will eventually … Continued

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Taking stock: What do changes in the way we shop mean for jobs in retail?

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The seismic changes on the high street have been hugely visible throughout Britain, and prompted much soul searching from businesses, communities and policy makers in local, regional and national government. But even more important than the recent loss of some household names, is what the changing way we live, work and shop means for the … Continued

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The Economic Outlook: Speech by MPC member Gertjan Vlieghe

Thursday 14 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Predicting the future is an impossible task during the most stable economic climates, let alone amid the uncertainty currently facing the UK economy. But a clear understanding of the UK’s economic outlook, and how this fits with wider global trends, is essential for sound policy making. At an event at its Westminster headquarters, the Resolution … Continued

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Happy now? Wellbeing lessons for policy makers

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Incomes and Inequality

Subjective wellbeing is arguably the most important objective for households, but historically it has been far less of a priority for governments. However, the wellbeing agenda has grown in importance in Whitehall over the last decade and we have been comprehensively tracking it in official data since 2011. Now is the time to ask what concrete … Continued

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British politics beyond Brexit: Where are Labour heading?

Monday 11 February 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Brexit is dominating our politics, but there will be politics beyond Brexit. New domestic policy issues will force their way back onto the agenda, and old ones – including those driving aspects of the Brexit vote – will return to national debates. Our biggest political parties will shape – and be shaped by– these debates … Continued

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