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The Case for a Statutory Gambling Levy

This paper makes the case for introducing a statutory levy on the gambling industry, to be overseen by a new independent board led by the Department of Health and Social Care. The paper surveys the current voluntary system of industry funding for harm reduction. It finds that the voluntary system is structurally flawed and has failed in its approach.
Published: 13 March 2022
Author: James Noyes
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Investing in social value: Perspectives from the real estate sector

This briefing paper examines the role of “social value” in real estate decision-making in the UK. In addition to providing an overview of existing social value literature, the paper presents findings from a series of depth interviews with expert stakeholders in the real estate and investor community.
Published: 10 March 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Linus Pardoe
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A Guiding Hand: Improving access to pensions advice and guidance

This report calls on the Government to improve access to and quality of pensions advice and guidance to reduce the risk of financial harm caused by under-saving as well as sub-optimal decisions made at the point of decumulating a pension pot.
Published: 23 February 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Matthew Oakley, Joe Ahern
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Banking on change: Expanding the role of banks and building societies in supporting financial resilience

This briefing paper explores the role that banks and building societies can play in bolstering financial resilience and improving outcomes for vulnerable customers. It calls for financial institutions to be made to compete with each other on providing quality financial wellbeing services, and ultimately empower customers.
Published: 16 February 2022
Author: Scott Corfe
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Installing for time? New evidence on the attitudes of home heat installers towards decarbonisation and heat pumps

This report draws attention to the home heat workforce - the plumbers, heating and gas engineers, and installers - who will be playing an essential in delivering the UK's net zero targets. It provides much-needed insight into the challenges and barriers facing the industry, and highlights the need for policymakers to step in and address them.
Published: 08 February 2022
Author(s): Amy Norman, Niamh O Regan
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Capital concerns: Poverty in London and the role of business in helping tackle it

This report calls attention to the scale of in-work poverty in the UK and London today, what drives it, and the impact it has. It is a part of a wider project – created in partnership with Trust for London - to develop a new benchmark that helps businesses tackle in-work poverty.
Published: 23 January 2022
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd
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Public Service Reform in the 2020s

What does 'public service reform' look like in the 2020s? This briefing considers three ways the Government might seek to ensure increased funding for public services is efficiently used in a post-austerity era.
Published: 11 January 2022
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Earning trust: Improving criminal justice outcomes for ethnic minorities

This paper discusses some of the issues facing ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system, and how policymakers might improve their outcomes – particularly by increasing their trust in the system.
Published: 15 December 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Treating and preventing adolescent obesity

This briefing paper examines adolescent obesity in Britain. It explores trends in obesity rates, their drivers and policy options for improving adolescent health outcomes and reducing the substantial societal costs of adolescent obesity and its frequent persistence into adulthood.
Published: 13 December 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd, Linus Pardoe
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