The future of the UK economy

Navigating a route to a fairer and more prosperous Northern Ireland, and beyond

Monday 12 September 2022

The whole of the United Kingdom is facing a decisive decade of huge economic change, from tackling the energy bills crisis, to restructuring after Brexit and the pandemic, and urgently transitioning towards a net zero future. These shifts present big new opportunities for people and places throughout Northern Ireland, such as being a hub for … Continued

Stagnation Nation?

The Economy 2030 Inquiry conference

Wednesday 13 July 2022

The UK is facing a decisive decade of economic change, as we emerge from the pandemic, adjust to Brexit, and urgently transition towards a net zero future. Some hope these changes will help us overcome the stagnation that has seen the UK enter the 2020s with low growth and high inequality – be that via … Continued

Economy 2030
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Brexit & trade

Brexit Britain

Assessing the impact of Brexit on people, places and firms

Wednesday 22 June 2022

The British economy has altered substantially since the Brexit referendum result, as firms and workers have seen changes to investment and wages respectively. But the longer lasting impacts of Brexit on our economy are ahead, not behind us as our economy goes through the process of adjusting to life outside the single market. Some sectors … Continued

Economy 2030
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Brexit & trade
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Globalisation

Pivot Pivot!

Assessing the UK’s new Indo-Pacific trade focus

Wednesday 26 January 2022

The UK’s exit from the EU has given it the freedom to pursue an independent trade strategy for the first time in four decades. To date, post-Brexit trade debate has focused on lost access to EU markets, roll-over deals preserving the status quo, and a lack of progress with the US. But the start of … Continued

The UK’s decisive decade

Launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

Tuesday 18 May 2021

The UK is on the brink of a decade of change. In the 2020s, the country will need to not just recover from Covid-19, but also emerge from the EU, urgently transition towards a Net Zero future, and adapt to transformative technology. Instead of simply being the post-pandemic period, this is the decisive decade in … Continued

A new era

What do Brexit and Covid mean for migration and the UK labour market?

Thursday 17 December 2020

On 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the EU and the UK will end, and the UK’s new points-based immigration system will begin. This will mean major change for sectors of the economy – from fruit-picking to social care – heavily reliant on lower-paid migrant labour.  And even before Britain ‘takes back control’ of … Continued

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