Bailout for business in a no-deal Brexit

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This report from the UK think tank Institute for Government looks at the impact on businesses of a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the government will not be able to support all affected industries. Against a backdrop of steeply deteriorating public finances, the government will be forced into impossible… Read more »

No deal Brexit and the Union

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This report from the UK think tank Institute for Government looks at the potential impact of a no deal Brexit on the Union. A no-deal Brexit would be highly controversial in all three devolved nations and increase risks to the Union itself. The report finds that since Boris Johnson became prime minister, engagement between Westminster… Read more »

General election: access talks

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This report from the UK think tank the Institute for Government provides advice on access talks between the opposition and civil service. Access talks are a confidential opportunity for the opposition to forewarn the civil service of its plans for government. They can be a vital part of preparation for government. This paper provides advice… Read more »

A lost decade

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This briefing from the UK think tank IPPR looks at Brexit and the UK’s life sciences industry. Successive governments have lauded the life sciences as a pillar of the UK economy in recent years. David Cameron talked about “a jewel in the crown”. Theresa May set out her ambition to make Britain “the global go-to… Read more »

No-deal Brexit

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This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at the implications for labour and social rights of a no-deal Brexit. The new prime minister is committed to delivering Brexit without further delay. With the government intent on leaving the EU and the chances of a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement in flux, the prospect… Read more »

Pay progression for low-paid workers 2

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This report from the UK think tank Social Market Foundation is the second research paper on pay progression for low-paid workers, focusing on the role of corporate decision-making. The report seeks to understand whether and how policymakers can use the tools at their disposal to shape corporate-decision making. In particular, it focuses on how to… Read more »

Go west

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This report from the UK think tank IPPR looks at Bristol and the post-Brexit immigration system. The government’s proposals to end freedom of movement will have different consequences for different parts of the UK. This paper explores how the proposals could impact on the economy of Bristol and the wider city region. Bristol offers an… Read more »

Back to the future

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This report from the UK think tank The Foreign Policy Centre looks at why a human rights-focused foreign policy must keep up with technology. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, the inexorable advance of technology will continue apace. We are entering the era of 5G (as we know all too well… Read more »