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A load of rubbish?

A UK-wide deposit return scheme (DRS) can be expected to increase recycling rates for beverage bottles and

Inequality by stealth

New Fabian Society analysis published to mark the start of the 2019/20 tax year shows how Conservative

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – Public Finance & Institutions Programme (PFI)

The Public Finance and Institutions programme are looking for an exceptional economist to further develop ODI’s growing

Wrong direction

In 2017, Members of the Scottish Parliament unanimously voted the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 into law,

Taking control

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the question of whether additional taxes should be

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This paper is intended to serve several related purposes. First, it is to persuade policymakers and the public in both…

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By Richard Mallett

This briefing explores international labour migration against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It uses a ‘decent…

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By Martin Wheatley; Bronwen Maddox; Tess Kidney Bishop

Brexit will make the next spending review harder than past years, warns a new report by the Institute for Government.…

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By Nigel Keohane; Nicole Gicheva; Andrew Barlow

Think of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, and you conjure up an image of well-heeled, wealthy parents gifting their…

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By Catherine Colebrook

The IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy does not work well for most people. IPPR wanted to…

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By Various authors

Established in autumn 2016 in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the aim of the IPPR…

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By Professor Len Shackleton

The National Minimum/Living Wage system has become too complicated, making unintentional non-compliance a problem, and is in danger of becoming…

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By Dr Kristian Niemietz

This short paper reiterates the classical liberal critique of socialism. It does so in a format which is slightly unusual…

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By Luke Murphy

Land is an essential factor in all economic activity but, if it is not properly managed and regulated, it can…

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