Tag: Economy

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Andrew Dyson

The Role of Modern Government

In a tight fiscal environment, what cost neutral measures could Labour take to boost Britain? There are many levers that should be available to a government to achieve its policy goals without having to commit substantial incremental funds, and these often are given much less consideration than they should be.

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Chris Worrall

Where does housing fit into the productivity puzzle?

Our country has faced a productivity slowdown at a level not seen for the last 250 years. This slowdown impacts living standards, investment in public services, and paints a bleak outlook for the level of future tax revenues the Government will be able to spend. Historically, UK productivity growth has

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Olga Fitzroy

Why Labour Must Champion Small Business

Self-employment and entrepreneurship have traditionally been claimed by the political right, but the truth is, the Tories have long ceased to be the party of business, unless of course it’s their mate’s business and there’s a PPE contract involved. In particular they have abandoned small businesses – failing to listen

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Alison McGovern

The Tories Live in the Past, Labour’s Time is Now

As we head to my hometown for Labour conference this week, it is time for all of us to stop being so tolerant of our time in opposition. Here’s why: Liz Truss thinks she is the new Margaret Thatcher, or at least, wants to dress up like her.  But 12 years

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Jeevun Sandher

How Labour Can Win the Economic Argument

When the public believes the government can’t be trusted to make their family better off  the opposition is given a golden chance to win the next election. Our current economic crisis, coming after a decade of stagnation, means that Labour now has an opportunity to win. But victory is not

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Progressive Britain

Future Industries: Technology Led Growth For Britain In The 2020s​

This paper sets out thinking about UK future industries and how they can be incorporated into the Labour Party’s emerging Industrial Strategy. We have identified six industries which are or will be at the cutting edge of the high-tech economy. In this paper, we explore what steps the next Labour

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Alison McGovern

Vision, not nostalgia, about work

This speech was delivered at Progressive Britain conference in May 2022. It’s fabulous to be here at Progressive Britain conference. We are here, and under Keir Starmer’s leadership we are going to move the country forward – so thank you. Thank you for your belief in what, at times, felt

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