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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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By Michael Johnson

Britain’s household savings ratio has plummeted to 4.9%, the lowest since records began in 1963. With savings rates falling and…

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By Russell Gunson; Chris Murray; Ian Williamson

The skills system, through its learners and the employers it works with, can be at the centre of driving the…

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By Tom Kelsey

In 1974, the Labour government established a Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth, which was known as…

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By Scott Corfe

This report explores issues of concentration and competition in consumer markets, and the role that policymakers can play in driving…

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By Daniel Tomlinson; Adam Corlett

Worries about the state of modern capitalism abound from politicians across the political spectrum. This should be no surprise, with…

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By Various Authors

Every year the Resolution Foundation publishes an ‘audit’ of living standards in the UK. As part of this we estimate…

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By Kathleen Henehan; Helena Rose

Over the past two decades ethnic minority groups have made substantial gains in relation to education and employment. The share…

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The consensus view is that this post-Brexit flash crash has damaged Britain’s economy. However, some economists suggest an overly strong…

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By Stephen Clarke

To conclude our current project on devolved cities we finish with the city with the longest history of devolved government:…

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