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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Help at hand: poverty and London’s business community

This research shows that whilst poverty is not currently the top ESG priority for many businesses in London, there is an appetite among many firms to confront the problem.
Published: 21 July 2021
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd
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A question of time: current working hours, preferences and the case for a four-day week

This briefing paper brings new data analysis to the debate, examining who wants and who stands to benefit from a four-day week – and what that means for the case...
Published: 12 July 2021
Author(s): Jake Shepherd, Aveek Bhattacharya
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Getting the green light: achieving sustainability at a local level

This briefing assesses what role councils and businesses can play in reaching Net Zero and makes a series of recommendations for financing and delivering vital net zero projects in our communities.
Published: 08 July 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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A matter of perspective? Outlook inequality and its impact on young people

This report explores young people’s “outlook” in the UK, the role of outlook in shaping life outcomes, and how policy can respond in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: 07 July 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya
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The EU Settlement Scheme: The greatest story never told?

The terms of the EU Settlement Scheme are very generous in giving EU citizens the right to stay in the UK permanently, both absolutely and in comparison with the EU...
Published: 29 June 2021
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Fostering the future: Helping local authorities to fulfil their legal duties

This report is the first of two papers looking at how to improve the system of foster care in England. It explores current and future challenges surrounding the provision of appropriate foster care placements that meet the needs of some of society's most vulnerable children.
Published: 25 June 2021
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Firing up the post-COVID economy: How to be “pro-business” in the 2020s

This briefing sets out why a social market-based pro-enterprise agenda is the strongest foundation for a successful and sustained post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy that is also able to weather the headwinds of technological change
Published: 08 June 2021
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Scott Corfe
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Insuring a return

This research examines the role played by products such as income protection and private medical insurance in reducing absence from work and presenteeism, facilitating a swift return to work, and generating fiscal benefits.
Published: 27 May 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Richard Hyde, Kishan Rana
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Banking and competition in the UK economy

This report explores the state of competition in the UK economy, and the extent to which supposedly competitive markets are delivering good outcomes for customers, with a particular focus on the retail banking sector. It sets out a range of policy recommendations for enhancing competition in the banking sector and the UK economy more broadly.
Published: 10 May 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya, Richard Hyde
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