Opportunities knocked? Tackling racial disadvantages and discrimination in the workplace

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Over the past two decades, educational attainment and employment have risen across Britain, and in particular amongst many ethnic minority groups. But despite this progress, substantial pay gaps between white workers and ethnic minorities persist. With the introduction of the government’s Race Disparity Unit, questions around ethnicity and inequality are rightly rising up the political … Continued


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For richer, for poorer? Inequality highs and lows across rich economies

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Incomes and Inequality

Book launch for Inequality and Inclusive Growth across Rich Countries Inequality is now a central focus of political and economic debates across rich countries. But while there are common trends that are well known, countries across the West each have their own experience of inequality over the last 40 years. Understanding how patterns of inequality … Continued


Time to care? Finding a lasting solution to Britain’s social care crisis

Monday 9 July 2018

Public Finances and the Economy

Growing funding pressures and seasonal crises have raised public concern about our NHS and forced politicians to act – with the Prime Minister announcing a £20bn funding package for the NHS last month. But the crisis in social care is even more pressing – yet successive governments have ducked decisions on funding a lasting solution … Continued


London stalling? The past, present and future of our capital’s economy

Wednesday 27 June 2018

London is often said to be a different country within the UK, and it’s living standards story differs from the rest of the country too. How dependent is post-financial crisis London on the City? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the capital’s labour market? How is housing shaping the living standards challenges Londoners face? … Continued


Healthy Finances? How to pay for the NHS’s 70th birthday present

Tuesday 12 June 2018

As Britain prepares to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, healthcare has become the most pressing worry for British adults. As a result, dealing with its immediate and longer term funding gaps has risen up the political agenda. But while that means there is now a political consensus that the NHS needs greater funding, … Continued


Macronomics: Assessing the new French radicalism

Tuesday 5 June 2018

Speech by Pierre-André Imbert, Social Policy Advisor to President Macron President Macron swept to victory in the French elections last year on a ticket of radical reform. In government he has begun to roll-out the promised reforms – and more. Among the most controversial are plans to reform the French labour market, which has long … Continued