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London coronavirus economy tracker – February 2021

This report, the fourth in a series commissioned by Peabody, updates our analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on London's economy. It explores the latest timely data on economic outcomes to produce an as up-to-date picture as possible.
Published: 26 February 2021
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe
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Safe as houses: strengthening the UK’s mortgage safety net

This report explores the subject of “mortgage safety nets” - support for mortgage-holders in the event of loss of income or employment.
Published: 25 February 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Amy Norman, Jake Shepherd
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Time to think again: disability benefits and support after COVID-19

The benefits system for disabled people, and the support that accompanies it, are broken. This report shows that across a range of metrics, the system is failing disabled people and their families and communities.
Published: 24 February 2021
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Accelerator Zones: how to turbocharge economic opportunity across the UK

This briefing paper, authored by Conservative MPs Bim Afolami and Laura Trott sets out the case for new "Accelerator Zones" to be established across the UK, designed to drive innovation and growth in university towns and cities.
Published: 21 February 2021
Author(s): Bim Afolami MP, Laura Trott MP
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Give me money (That’s what I want): The case for cash benchmarking

Key points ‘Cash benchmarking’ practices have become common in poorer countries in recent years and used by development agencies to compare programme outcomes against the alternative of giving people cash...
Published: 01 February 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Seven lessons from Singapore: what Britain should really learn from the “Singapore model”

Key points Singapore has experienced extraordinary economic success since the 1960s. Between 1970-2019, Singapore’s annual GDP-per-capita growth averaged 4.7%, compared to the UK’s 1.9%. The UK should aspire to grow...
Published: 27 January 2021
Author: Richard Hyde
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Health on the High Street

UK high streets are facing an uncertain future. There is concerning evidence that the Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated existing trends associated with the decline of bricks and mortar retail, compounded by the uptake in homeworking and online shopping. This paper calls for a reimagining of our high streets and urban spaces - with public service provision at their centre.
Published: 19 January 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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Obesity and coronavirus – where next for policy?

The Coronavirus pandemic has further highlighted the health consequences of living with overweight and obesity. In response, the UK Government has unveiled a new obesity strategy to get the country to “lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS”.
Published: 13 December 2020
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Jake Shepherd
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Measuring and mitigating child hunger in the UK

This report provides survey data and modelled analysis of food insecurity in the UK. It follows high profile campaigns from the footballer Marcus Rashford which have expressed concern over child hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published: 09 December 2020
Author(s): Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd
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