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A new measure of UK poverty

Our CEO, Philippa Stroud established the Social Metrics Commission with the sole aim of developing new measures

Brexit: six months to go

The UK is six months away from leaving the European Union (EU). As things stand, at 11pm

No easy options

The social care system is in need of reform, at present people are not protected from the

The 2019 Spending Review: how to run it well

Brexit will make the next spending review harder than past years, warns a new report by the

Credit emancipation

This report makes the case for a place-based approach to building credit. We argue that improving aggregate

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Film screening: A Northern Soul

Director Sean McAllister was born in Hull, returning to make his groundbreaking documentary film A Northern Soul after being

Red flags flying high? China’s uncertain future

China, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, has grown in confidence on the world stage, winning

Dr. Lynne Kiesling on the future of energy

Dr. Lynne Kiesling, Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Purdue University, will speak about the

Labour Market Disruptions and the Future of Work

Automation, artificial intelligence and digitalization are changing the nature of work. New technology will remove workers from unsafe

Illegal Logging and the Illegal Wildlife Trade: Synergies and Lessons

There are several common elements between illegal logging, the illegal trade in timber, and the illegal wildlife

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