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Blog: Skilling up the regions: Unlocking the UK’s productivity potential

by Michael Kane

The current skills system is not delivering the skills that UK businesses or the economy needs. Skills shortages consistently top the list of concerns of business leaders in our annual Global CEO survey, while the lack of powers over skills is a concern for local leaders. This means a new model [...]

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Blog: The New Agenda for Tax Reform

by Liam Byrne

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have created a world of very rich elites and very remote elites, where the top one per cent now control half of global wealth – 85 families own more than three billion of the world’s people – while public life has been drained of politics and the […]

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Blog: The problems with measuring tax systems

by Nicholas Shaxson

In the past few years there have been several efforts to understand and even measure ‘spillovers’ – that is, how one state’s tax or legal system can transmit damage to other states’ tax or legal systems.  Perhaps the best known of these efforts is the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy [...]

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Blog: Putting tax at the heart of the inclusive growth debate

by Tom Hunt

Last night’s discussion, co-organised by the APPG, SPERI and Oxfam, was in response to growing concerns from major NGOs like Oxfam, international organisations and governments about ‘tax spillover’ effects – how one country’s tax policy impacts another country’s tax base, tax policy and [...]

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Blog: Re-framing Tax Spillover

by Richard Murphy & Andrew Baker

Tax continues to fascinate the media, politicians and international political economists. In that approximate order there is also an increasing demand for data to support action on what many think to be tax abuse. Much of that demand relates to specific abuses of tax systems, whether by tax [...]

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Blog: Leading the inclusive growth debate: parliamentarians and academics launch new partnership in Parliament...

by Tom Hunt

The line-up of panellists included Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, Sherpa to the G20 and coordinator of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative; Rick Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda and Member of the Managing Board at the World Economic Forum; Charlotte Alldritt, Director of [...]

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Blog: Towards an Empowering State: Turning Inclusive growth into a global reality

by Gabriella Ramos

The economic hardship of the last nine years has created many casualties, but chief among them has been trust – the glue that holds our societies together. Trust between different groups of people, and trust in institutions has plunged to record lows, with public belief in governments in [...]

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Blog: Welcome to the Future of Political Economy

by Liam Byrne

In the US, new research shows that in the rust-belt states an incredible 40% of those born in 1980 are worse off than their parents. Here in the UK the gender pay gap still looms large – and as the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of […]

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Blog: The difference between economic growth, and economic growth for all

by Alison McGovern MP

It’s easy to look away from numbers. The data doesn’t necessarily tell us an obvious story. And then one day, a catalyst sparks an unforeseen, if, with hindsight, predictable event, and we all wonder why we didn’t see it coming. Something similar happened with the Brexit vote. Of course, it was [...]

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Blog: We need to rethink economic policy to bring prosperity to the whole country

by Michael Jacobs

In the US, real median household income is barely higher now than it was in 1990 – despite growth of around 80 per cent in GDP in the same period. In the UK, half of all households have seen no meaningful increase in their incomes since 2005. Before taxes and benefits, only 10 per cent […]

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Blog: Globalisation and Inclusive Growth: the challenges for governments and business

by Caroline Spelman

Those affected have been described euphemistically as ‘left behind’. It is not the case that global liberal elites have wilfully ignored this looming problem. Indeed, there have been attempts to help the low-waged, tax credits with a minimum wage in the UK and America’s efforts to provide [...]

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Blog: Social Policy: a vital partner in any inclusive growth strategy

by Hannah Lambie-Mumford

The inclusive growth agenda provides a unique opportunity to reconnect people with the economy and build a fairer, more equitable society. As we work towards this, however, social policy will necessarily need to play a central role; keeping focus on the needs and aspirations of all people, [...]

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Blog: Inclusive growth at city-region level: a perspective from Greater Manchester

by Ruth Lutpon

The Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit (IGAU) was established in January 2016 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) and The University of Manchester, as part of JRF’s work on cities, growth and poverty, and the University’s new Urban Institute and wider efforts to support the ‘Devo-Manc’ process. [...]

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Blog: Inclusive Growth: Turning aspiration into action

by Richard Samans

Consistent with the theme of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos last month, ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’, we published at that time a report the aim of which is to help countries and the wider international community practice inclusive growth and development by [...]

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Blog: Inclusive Growth – a new agenda

by George Freeman

Eight years after the Great Crash it is becoming clear that the long term impacts of the crisis profoundly challenges the model of economy – and politics – we have become used to. Asset inflation and technological revolutions are entrenching untold wealth for a small global elite. [...]

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Blog: Inclusive growth: the challenge of our time

by Colin Hay

Indeed, isn’t such a commitment logically entailed by the very suggestion that we are all in it together – shared pain; sharing the gain? Put like this inclusive growth might seem a very modest and unobjectionable request. And, morally, of course it is. But in economic terms, inclusive growth [...]

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The line-up of panellists included Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, Sherpa to the G20 and coordinator of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative; Rick Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda and Member of the Managing Board at the World Economic Forum; Charlotte Alldritt, Director of [...]

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Blog: Towards an Empowering State: Turning Inclusive growth into a

The economic hardship of the last nine years has created many casualties, but chief among them has been trust – the glue that holds our societies together. Trust between different groups of people, and trust in institutions has plunged to record lows, with public belief in governments in [...]

Read more

Blog: Welcome to the Future of Political Economy

In the US, new research shows that in the rust-belt states an incredible 40% of those born in 1980 are worse off than their parents. Here in the UK the gender pay gap still looms large – and as the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of […]

Read more

Blog: The difference between economic growth, and economic growth

It’s easy to look away from numbers. The data doesn’t necessarily tell us an obvious story. And then one day, a catalyst sparks an unforeseen, if, with hindsight, predictable event, and we all wonder why we didn’t see it coming. Something similar happened with the Brexit vote. Of course, it was [...]

Read more