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Policy report

A poor tax - Council tax in London: time for reform

This report argues that leaving council tax unreformed is becoming ever more unsustainable. Local authorities across the country are increasingly cash strapped, as a consequence of government cuts to their core grant funding and limits on their ability to raise funds through council tax and...
Report

Priced out? The affordability crisis in London

London’s distinct housing market has been exhibiting the strains of a crisis for some time. The scale of the demand for property, the tenure and household mix, the affordability gap for both renting and buying, and the scale of serious housing need all set London...
Report

Beyond ECO: The future of fuel poverty support

Fuel poverty is a fact of life for 2.5 million households across England. At its worst, fuel poverty can contribute to premature winter deaths – around 10,000 deaths in 2016–2017 were related to cold homes.
Discussion paper

The invisible land: the hidden force driving the UK’s unequal economy and broken housing market

The reform of the dysfunctional land market is essential if the UK is to be a more equal, more productive and stable economy. It is also vital to creating a better-functioning housing market that delivers the affordable and quality homes the country needs.
Discussion paper

A wealth of difference: reforming the taxation of wealth

The UK is a wealthy nation, but that wealth is very unevenly distributed. This has negative implications for both economic prosperity and justice. These issues are set to become more important as technological change, stagnating wages and rising house prices increase the income and gains...
Report

Building a food system that works for everyone

This report puts forward a series of recommendations for the UK and devolved governments, as well as local authorities, to start addressing the many challenges currently facing the UK food system. In particular, the authors hope to inform the government’s National Food Strategy, which is...
Report

A fair transition for farming

This report proposes a renewed social contract for farming, which would set out the roles and responsibilities for farmers, the state and the public, in the shift towards a net-zero and nature-positive economy.
Report

All aboard: a plan for fairly decarbonising how people travel

This report outlines a vision for a transport system that is fair to all, works to improve people’s health and wellbeing, and provides a better environment for nature.
Report

Renting beyond their means?

Housing affordability issues were apparent in the United Kingdom even before the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed just how vulnerable many people are to a sudden economic shock and the inadequacy of the housing safety net. This report is not just about the housing benefit...
Report

Transforming the economy after COVID–19

In this paper, the authors argue for an investment-led economic recovery, focused on job-creation and creating opportunity across the country, decarbonisation and restoring nature, and tackling inequality.