Archives: Reports

Funding local growth in England

This report from UK think tank the Institute for Government sets out how the next government can simplify the funding landscape for all local and combined authorities. Central government’s over-reliance on competitive bidding to fund local and combined authorities is not working for anyone and inhibits local growth. This report sets out how the next...

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Shifting priorities? Employer responsibility in the third year of the cost of living crisis

This report from UK think tank The Work Foundation looks at how employers are supporting their workers with rising costs. Work Foundation analysis shows that low paid workers are vulnerable to the continued cost of living crisis as only 30% of British firms plan above inflation pay rises this year. Our new report with the...

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Double jeopardy: insecurity at work and at home

This report from UK think tank the Work Foundation looks at the UK's private rented sector. This report from UK think tanks The Work Foundation looks at the UK's private rented sector. Our analysis shows that 1.4 million UK workers face the ‘double jeopardy’ of insecurity at work and at home as private rents hit...

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Beyond the comfort zone

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at how effective planning reform is and how the UK can learn from failures elsewhere. Planning reform is of growing interest to policymakers across the Anglosphere as a way to increase the rate of housebuilding at minimal cost to the public purse. This report...

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Building consent: housing by popular demand

This report from UK think tank Localis sets out ideas for housing by popular demand in harmony with existing communities and in line with the contours of place. The contributors to Localis’s essay collection set out ideas for a hope-filled future in which the new homes and developments our country needs might be built in...

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Affordable living

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at the role social and cooperative housing can play and what the UK can learn from other countries. High house prices are putting homeownership out of reach for many, but rising rents and insecurity of tenure make the private rental sector an undesirable long-term...

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Home win

This report from UK think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs discusses a future scenario where Britain has solved its housing crisis. This paper is written in the style of a report from the future (the year 2035), or more precisely, from a possible future, in which Britain has successfully solved its housing crisis. Looking...

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Let down

This report from UK think tank the Social Market Foundation looks at rental regulations, subsidies and tenants’ rights across the English-speaking world. The UK’s private rental sector has grown since the 1990s, but long term renting is still not an attractive option for many due to high costs and limited renters’ rights. In this Social...

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Climate adaptation in UK homes

This report from UK think tank Green Alliance outlines the need for government to work with energy suppliers, so that residents can be prepared for a changing climate. Climate change impacts are here to stay. From record temperatures and flooding to increased levels of subsidence, worsening air pollution and even the reshaping of our coastlines,...

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A wealth of opportunities

This report from UK think tank Bright Blue offers a centre-right prospectus for spreading wealth. This book offers a fresh and radical centre-right vision to help people on modest incomes build up and pass on wealth. It includes essays from 21 leading decision makers and opinion formers from different professional, political and social backgrounds, offering...

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