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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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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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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A stake in success: Employee share ownership and the post-COVID economy

This report sets out the case for an expansion of employee share ownership in the UK, and for the share ownership agenda to form a key part of a “fair and strong economic recovery” narrative as we emerge from the Coronavirus crisis.
Published: 04 May 2021
Author: Scott Corfe
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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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Not just other people’s children: what the public thinks about vocational education

In this briefing, we present the results of a nationally representative survey which shows that the general public believe vocational qualifications to be just as useful and desirable as a university degree.
Published: 22 April 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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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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Missing the story: the UK media’s neglect of Further Education

This essay is not a conventional think-tank report. It is not, directly at least, about government policies or national priorities, but about the climate in which policies and priorities are set.
Published: 31 March 2021
Author: James Kirkup
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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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Graduate outcomes in London

This research, supported by the Greater London Authority, focuses on how the outcomes of graduates who have studied in London and those from London vary by a range of different characteristics.
Published: 18 March 2021
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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