Latest Publications

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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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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A new life for the high street

Key points Emerging evidence suggests that lockdown will change consumer and business behaviour on a long-lasting basis, with a permanent shift to homeworking and digital retail. This change will impact...
Published: 22 July 2020
Author: Scott Corfe
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Unlocking Britain

These proposals are informed by the work of the Unlock Britain Commission, a group of independent advisors, business leaders and politicians, led by Afolami and convened to stimulate new economic...
Published: 17 June 2020
Author: Bim Afolami MP
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Assessing the economic implications of coronavirus and Brexit

This report offers clear evidence-driven analysis of the economic impact of the two most pressing issues facing the UK economy today: the coronavirus crisis and our future relationship with the European Union when the transition period ends.
Published: 31 May 2020
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Amy Norman
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