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As efforts to reach a withdrawal agreement with the EU reach a crescendo, government and business are also preparing frantically for the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. This report discusses the variety of harms that the government may want to address, and highlights some of...
This report argues that the United Kingdom has Europe’s most geographically unbalanced economy, with wide disparities between nations and regions, and once-thriving communities suffering economic decline. These problems are not glitches in an otherwise healthy system; they are the result of structural flaws in the...
In this report, the Committee on Climate Change recommends a new emissions target for the UK: net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050.
This report seeks to draw on and extend existing work around anchor institutions and the local wealth-building movement by developing an understanding of how anchor institutions can realise their economic and social potential by supporting community businesses.
This briefing outlines three challenges facing the UK: regional inequality, centralisation of power and a lack of community voice. The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding, could address these issues if it is designed appropriately.
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuels and industry increased by 2.2% per year on average between 2005 and 2015. Global emissions need to peak and decline rapidly to limit climate change to well below 2 °C of warming, which is one of...
This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...
Urban trees and woodlands provide a wide range of ecosystem services (ES) to society, for example, flood risk reduction, air purification, and moderation of urban heat islands. Despite this, local government budgets for tree planting and maintenance have declined in many cities throughout the world....
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 and begin to chart a new course in the world.
The UK’s longstanding current account deficit indicates that the UK economy has a fundamental problem of international competitiveness.