Double trouble

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This report from UK think tank Resolution Foundation explores the labour market and mental health impact of Covid-19 on young people. This report marks the beginning of a three-year research programme at the Resolution Foundation investigating the links between the labour market and mental health outcomes of young people. In this launch paper, we examine… Read more »

A fair transition for farming

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This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at the reform of the UK farming system in the context of nature and climate crises. Reforming our farming system is of critical importance if we are to rise to the challenge of the nature and climate crises. But farming in the UK is facing not one… Read more »

New biodiversity framework can learn from climate change experience

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This report from UK think tank the IIED looks at the ‘super year’ of meetings that will chart a decade of action to address threats to climate, nature and people. Biodiversity loss is accelerating, while the global response lags behind. We failed to meet any of the previous 10-year targets for biodiversity conservations set under… Read more »

Taking stock of the Conservative manifesto

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This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government looks at whether the Johnson government has lived up to its promises. The government could not have foreseen a global pandemic when it decided on its manifesto promises ahead of the December 2019 general election. Still, it has completed some of its flagship pledges, most… Read more »

When should individuals save for retirement?

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This report from UK think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies looks at predictions on retirement savings from an economic model of household saving behaviour. Most individuals need to save privately for retirement if they are to maintain their living standards when they stop working. There has been lots of research and discussion on how… Read more »

The state of end of life care

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This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at end of life care and how to build back better after Covid-19. Covid-19 has caused serious disruption to end of life care provision in England. Excess deaths have spiked due to the pandemic, putting more strain on providers. The hospice sector has seen their fundraising disrupted,… Read more »

Building a food system that works for everyone

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This report from UK think tank IPPR looks at how to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. The global food system is intricately linked to many of the greatest problems facing the world today, from the rise of non-communicable diseases, childhood hunger and food insecurity to environmental degradation, species loss… Read more »