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Blog: The UK economy needs fundamental reform

by Michael Jacobs

Last week’s announcement by the Bank comes at a time when the UK’s growth forecasts are being downgraded and average real wages are falling. The MPC’s warning is solely a reflection of its mandate to control inflation: since the EU referendum vote, the depreciation of the pound has been pushing [...]

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Blog: Tackling extreme pay inequality must be central to securing inclusive growth

by Wanda Wyporska

Last summer, the Prime Minister pledged to build a nation that “works for everyone, not just the privileged few”. One of her central ambitions in setting out this vision was to tackle irresponsible business behaviour that leads to “irrational, unhealthy and growing” pay gaps between bosses and [...]

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Blog: Building a more resilient and inclusive global economy

by Christine Lagarde

Thank you, Jean-Claude Trichet and Guntram Wolff, for your kind introductions. And thank you to Bruegel for hosting this event here at the wonderful Bibliothèque Solvay. As I experience this beautiful building, it reminds me that good architecture is not about geometry or design in the first [...]

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Blog: Why don’t we just… make sure economic growth benefits everyone?

by Jane Thomas

In the recent Budget, the Chancellor acknowledged that too many families are still feeling the squeeze, almost a decade on from the financial crash. Theresa May and Philip Hammond have both promoted the goal of inclusive economic growth or an “economy that delivers for everyone” yet there is no [...]

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Blog: A country that works for everyone? Only with inclusive growth

by Stephanie Flanders

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has forced into the open a fundamental and increasingly urgent debate about the country’s future. Should we pursue a more Singaporean model of economic growth, with low taxes and tariffs to attract investment and trade? Or should we seek to ‘regain control’ of our [...]

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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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Tom Kibasi, Director of the IPPR and Michael Jacobs, Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, talk with APPG chair Liam Byrne MP about the IPPR's new report on a New Vision for the British Economy.

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Blog: Building a more resilient and inclusive global economy

Thank you, Jean-Claude Trichet and Guntram Wolff, for your kind introductions. And thank you to Bruegel for hosting this event here at the wonderful Bibliothèque Solvay. As I experience this beautiful building, it reminds me that good architecture is not about geometry or design in the first [...]

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Blog: Why don’t we just… make sure economic growth benefits ev

In the recent Budget, the Chancellor acknowledged that too many families are still feeling the squeeze, almost a decade on from the financial crash. Theresa May and Philip Hammond have both promoted the goal of inclusive economic growth or an “economy that delivers for everyone” yet there is no [...]

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Video: Professor Tony Payne – The State of the Inclusive Grow

Professor Tony Payne, co-director of SPERI, talks with APPG chair Liam Byrne MP about how vital Inclusive Growth is for the UK in the current political climate

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