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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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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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London coronavirus economy tracker – November 2020

Key findings: The latest claimant count data show unemployment continuing to rise in London. Between August and October, the claimant count increased by 1.2% in the capital, compared with a...
Published: 18 November 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe
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London coronavirus economy tracker – September 2020

This report, commissioned by Peabody, examines the emerging impact of the coronavirus crisis on London’s economy. It explores the latest timely data on economic outcomes to produce an as up-to-date picture as possible.
Published: 18 September 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe
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Best intentions: EU migrant workers in Fenland

This report is based on the results of survey interviews conducted with mostly lower-skilled EU migrants in the Fenland area of the UK, one of the most deprived parts of the UK and at the heart of the "Leave" vote in the EU Referendum.
Published: 17 September 2020
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Lockdown in London: tracking the impact of coronavirus on the capital’s economy

This report, commissioned by Peabody, examines the emerging impact of the coronavirus crisis 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 July 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, Scott Corfe
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