The IFS projects medium income growth over the next few years, but the falls in inequality seen since the recession could be reversed. The projections are subject to a number of uncertainties but are nevertheless a useful guide for assessing any further tax or benefit changes announced in the Budget.
Thriving at Work explores the significant cost of poor mental health to the economy and recommends that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt six “mental health core standards” that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health.
On Your Radar November provides information on relevant government consultations, select committee inquiries and legislation. We also look at the current political agenda and the implications for local government in the immediate and longer term.
Business rates were revalued in April 2017 and a further rise in business rates is planned for April 2018. What could be the impact of revaluation and will the 2018 rise go ahead?
This briefing deals with a report, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines options for spending in the context of the government’s aims for deficit reduction ahead of the next Budget on 22 November 2017.
In August 2016, Theresa May launched an audit of racial diversity in public services. The audit’s initial report, published on October 2017, was headline news. What does the audit tell us about diversity and what does it say about the way forward for the public sector on this crucial issue? .
The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.
There increasing numbers of children being formally excluded from school, and a much bigger number who leave school and do not return to mainstream education, supported by the offrolling. An IPPR looks at the issue, what happens to the children, and what can be done to ensure such children do not lead a socially excluded life.
Help to buy was launched by the government in 2013 to help more first-time buyers afford a home. By June this year, more than 134,000 purchases had been completed using £6.7 billion worth of equity loans.
This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects.