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Productivity & industrial strategy

As the main long-term, sustainable driver of higher pay, stronger productivity growth lies at the heart of our focus on boosting household incomes. In policy terms, that productivity drive is often delivered through an industrial strategy. We focus on how to deliver an effective industrial strategy, and stronger productivity growth that feeds through into pay packets.


Krishan Shah

T: 0203 372 2950

Greg Thwaites

Research Director
T: 0203 372 2904

Creaking at the seams

Can we bring Britain’s trains, drains and mains into the 21st Century?

Britain faces a simply huge infrastructure challenge. As well as decarbonising our homes, we need to modernise our water, energy and transport networks, replacing basic infrastructure that often dates back…
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Inventing a better Britain

How does R&D fit into a new UK economic strategy?

Low productivity is the foundational cause of Britain’s recent economic malaise, and raising it is a top priority for policy makers. Public and private investment in research and development is…
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Risk reduction

Can earnings insurance underpin a more dynamic jobs market and a more productive economy?

Losing your job in Britain can be a very expensive business. Low and flat rate benefits leave many workers facing huge income falls if they face a period out of…
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More change please

Why Britain needs a more dynamic economy

Change is accelerating, or so we are told. But while the world is changing, it’s far less clear that Britain’s economy is. In fact we’re seeing less industrial change, as…
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Ending Stagnation

A New Economic Strategy for Britain

The final report of The Economy 2030 Inquiry The UK has great strengths, but is a decade and a half into a period of stagnation. The combination of slow growth…
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An investment nation

Can Britain shift from living off its past to investing in its future?

Britain is in relative decline, as productivity and wages stagnate. This reflects a decade of shocks but also a longer lasting problem – Britain has spent recent decades living off…
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Shaping the next revolution

How can we ensure that technological change boosts our national prosperity?

Technological innovations – from new agricultural machinery to industrialisation and the invention of the computer – have powered economic progress over the past 1,000 years. But technological leaps do not…
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What Britain should learn from Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act plan

Like or loath the ‘protectionist’ Inflation Reduction Act’s green subsidies, America offers an example of strategic thinking


The UK has lost the habit of thinking strategically. Grappling with the constraints imposed by the global and domestic economies — or reality as it is sometimes known — is…
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