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06 May 2021
Brexit difficulties affecting majority of firms
More than three in five (61%) of firms say Brexit has caused them difficulties, a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science finds.
31 March 2021
Ground-breaking new Inquiry will help post-pandemic Britain successfully navigate a decade of unprecedented economic change
The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a three-year project to explore the nature of economic change that the UK is living through, and start a national conversation about what this means for people, places and firms.
30 March 2021
Double whammy of Brexit and Covid-19 will trigger fall in UK house prices
Ending the support measures that have helped the UK housing market rise to record levels during the Covid-induced recession could exacerbate a predicted fall in house prices, according to a new report by Paul Cheshire, Christian Hilber and Olivier Schöni.
26 March 2021
Gender pay gap closes after reporting introduced
Gender pay gap reporting in Britain is making a difference. Research by Jack Blundell reveals that employers affected by the legislation have narrowed the wage gap between men and women by almost one fifth (19%) on average.
19 March 2021
World Happiness report: Countries with higher levels of trust fared better in the pandemic
The annual World Happiness Report is released today, ranking 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report, released to mark the International Day of Happiness, found that Finland tops the happiness list once again, while the UK has fallen from 13th place to 18th.
02 March 2021
Crisis leaves nearly two-thirds of the self-employed worse off
A report by Jack Blundell, Stephen Machin and Maria Ventura calls for ‘glaring omissions’ in government support to be fixed. Finding almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of self-employed workers report being worse off as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic – even when taking into account government support schemes.
01 March 2021
Economics of cities, crime, inequality, innovation and wellbeing
New research from the Centre for Economic Performance in the Spring 2021 CentrePiece magazine.
10 February 2021
Eat Out to Help Out had 'limited effect' on business and jobs
The government's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme had a limited effect on the UK's restaurants and cafes - with visitor numbers rising only during the scheme and a similarly temporary effect on job vacancies in hospitality.
04 February 2021
Price volatility at highest level since ERM crash
Report from the London school of Economics and Political Scienc finds almost a quarter of goods changed price month-on-month since onset of the pandemic, as the Covid-19 creates uncertainty for shops and their customers.
03 February 2021
Independence would hit Scottish economy 2 to 3 times harder than Brexit
The combination of independence and Brexit would reduce Scotland's income per capita between 6.3 per cent and 8.7 per cent in the long-run, this study from the London School of Economics and Political Science shows.
27 January 2021
More than 900,000 UK small businesses ‘at risk’ of failing by early April
A major wave of bankruptcies for UK firms looms as many current business support programmes expire at the end of March and April, according to research published by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the Alliance for Full Employment (AFFE).