The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.
How has the UK economy developed since the EU referendum, and how does this compare with what was said before the referendum? Economic considerations are not the only issue in the brexit debate, but the economic implications of brexit are likely to be profound and need to be clearly understood.
As Theresa May prepares to head back to Brussels for the latest round of crunch talks on the Irish backstop and the political declaration, local authorities have been warned to step up their no deal preparations.
The government’s white paper on immigration, published on December 19 2018, sets out how ministers see immigration controls operating from 2021. It is written on the assumption that the UK leaves the European Union at the end of March, with a transition period following until the end of 2020.
This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.
What progress has the government made towards its fiscal targets? We look here at the economic outlook as set out in the OBR’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook and at public spending announcements in Budget 2018, including those relating to housing, productivity, taxes, and welfare.
The Commons Education Committee has reviewed at the half-way stage the England Apprenticeships: Vision for 2020 and has found quality and social justice issues need addressing urgently.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances.
Immigration seemingly played a major part in deciding the EU referendum in 2016. With the UK due to leave the European Union in six months’ time, a debate is underway on how the UK’s immigration system should look at the start of the next decade.
Brexit is at a critical, and unpredictable, stage. This update focuses and comments on the latest news, immigration, the economy, a possible no deal scenario, Scotland and Ireland