Latest Publications

We publish research reports and briefing papers under the following five main categories. Click a category below or use the search box to find what you are looking for.

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A market for residential care services

This report, which draws on discussions from a roundtable held on the eve of the coronavirus outbreak, analyses the performance of the residential care market in England.
Published: 22 September 2020
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, James Kirkup
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London coronavirus economy tracker

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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Alcohol-free and low-strength drinks: understanding their role in reducing alcohol-related harms

This report examines the market for alcohol-free and low-strength products – “NoLo drinks” - in the UK. It explores recent trends in the market; consumer demographics and habits; the regulation and marketing of NoLo products; and the potential impact on health outcomes.
Published: 08 September 2020
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd
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Gambling review and reform: towards a new regulatory framework

This report puts forward a series of policy recommendations ahead of the Government’s anticipated review of the 2005 Gambling Act.
Published: 05 August 2020
Author(s): James Noyes, Jake Shepherd
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Paying for the coronavirus

This report, written by leading taxation policy expert Michael Johnson, calls for tens of billions of pounds of new taxes to be levied on increases in the value of homes to ensure the costs of the coronavirus crisis do not fall unfairly on younger people. By imposing a new "Property Capital Gains Tax", the Treasury could accrue £421 billion over the next 25 years.
Published: 23 July 2020
Author: Michael Johnson
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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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Levelling down: the medium term local economic impact of coronavirus

The reality of the economic disruption is rarely simple: different sectors will face different levels of disruption and workers employed in those sectors are unevenly distributed by geography and demography....
Published: 06 July 2020
Author(s): Amy Norman, Kathryn Petrie
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