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General Election 2024


As Britain prepares to head to the polls on 4th July, and the UK’s major political parties ramp up their election campaigns, keep up to date with all of our Election 2024 reports, events and analysis here.

Our general election briefings will provide clarity on the recent changes and upcoming challenges for public spending, economic conditions, welfare support, tax, the labour market, housing, net zero, and more.

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Under strain

Investigating trends in working-age disability and incapacity benefits

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The benefits bill is frequently the subject of intense political debate. But since the pandemic, working-age health-related benefits have moved centre-stage in these discussions, as policy makers aim to understand…
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Home truths

Putting housing policy in context for the 2024 general election

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The housing offers from both main parties for the 2024 general election are similar in many respects, suggesting that the ‘penny has dropped’ when it comes to boosting housing supply,…
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The economic battle lines of the general election

Analysing the Conservative and Labour party manifestos

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The manifestos are out; the serious wonk business can begin. If you haven’t had a chance to digest the fine detail of the parties’ manifestos, you’re in luck. We had…
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Ratchets, retrenchment and reform

The social security system since 2010

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Spending on social security as a share of GDP has risen slightly since the financial crisis, but the system in Great Britain has undergone profound change over the same time.…
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The narrow path to NICs cuts

Analysing the tax and spend package of the 2024 Conservative Manifesto

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The launch of the Conservative manifesto is a big moment in this election campaign. The strategy here was clear: treble down on National Insurance (NI) rate cuts. The continued focus…
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Life in the slow lane

Assessing the UK’s economic and trade performance since 2010

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This briefing note is the third output in a programme of outputs designed to put the upcoming UK general election in context, supported by the Nuffield Foundation. It looks at…
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Hiding in plain sight

The Government’s record on taxes and the challenges ahead

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In this briefing note – part of a programme of outputs supported by the Nuffield Foundation to put the upcoming UK general election in context – we consider some of…
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