Wealth creation in the 21st Century: Who is and isn’t doing it?

Tuesday 24 April 2018

UK book launch of The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy by Mariana Mazzucato Politicians always say they’re on the side of wealth creators. But who are Britain’s real wealth creators, and does government do a good enough job of incentivising them? A key critique of modern capitalism is that for all the … Continued


Ready for the wage floor? Making a success of the National Living Wage

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Around 4.5 million employees are set to benefit from the introduction of the new National Living Wage in April – and more will benefit as the rate approaches £9 over the course of the parliament. But how will employers, particularly those in low-paying sectors, respond to the new higher wage floor? Will it spur a … Continued


Can we afford to care? The future health of social care

Thursday 12 November 2015

Tax and Welfare

The combination of rising demand, reduced funding and increasing costs stemming from the National Living Wage are set to put an already stretched social care sector under further strain. What additional public funding is needed to maintain social care provision in its current form over the parliament and beyond? Could closer health integration create efficiencies … Continued


Matthew Hancock MP in conversation with David Willetts on the living wage

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Chancellor’s announcement of a National Living Wage, a policy based in part on the recommendations of the Resolution Foundation review into the future of the Minimum Wage, was arguably the most eye-catching announcement of the Summer Budget. This higher wage floor will deliver a welcome boost to low-paid workers, but implementing it will be … Continued