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Power and wealth are not well distributed in Britain, meaning too many people feel excluded from politics and policy-making. Our work explores ways to give more people a say and a stake in the country’s future.

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The New Plan for Immigration: We need to talk about Albania

This briefing argues that by failing to engage with either the public’s scepticism of asylum seekers, or the problem of what to do about failed asylum seekers, the refugee rights sector has ceded the ground in this area to the Government, and that the New Plan for Immigration is largely the result.
Published: 05 May 2021
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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London coronavirus economy tracker – April 2021

This report, the fifth 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: 22 April 2021
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe
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So now you give a monkey’s? The policy wonk’s guide to Hartlepool

Whilst political attention is largely trained on the party politics and votes at stake in Hartlepool, there is much that policymakers can learn by looking at the North East constituency....
Published: 13 April 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Stuck in the middle with you

In response to the Government’s proposals for a 'New Plan for Immigration', this report argues that the UK should amend its existing immigration rules to allow safe and legal routes for more people to enter the UK on humanitarian grounds who can more easily integrate and make economic contributions to the UK.
Published: 25 March 2021
Author(s): Russell Hargrave, Jonathan Thomas
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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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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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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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Fixing Britain’s broken asylum system

This briefing paper discusses the on-going war of words between the Government and refugee advocates over recent rhetoric on asylum and illegal migration. It sets out the complexities and challenges facing Britain's asylum system and makes the case for co-operation between both sides over increased participation in international resettlement schemes.
Published: 30 November 2020
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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