Institute for Public Policy Research

Is Osborne's NHS Handout as Good as It Seems?

Harry Quilter-Pinner | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Quilter-Pinner

Policy makers must not only look to manage demand tomorrow, but much further into the future as well. As such, Osborne would have been better to protect public health spending, even if this resulted in a slightly smaller settlement for the NHS.

Plans to Freeze Benefits Reveal the Lack of Reform in Welfare

Kayte Lawton | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Politics
Kayte Lawton

Freezing working-age benefits would almost certainly weaken the living standards of low-income families, including the millions of working families who rely on tax credits to top up their earnings. The Coalition's reliance on benefit freezes to curb rising welfare spending also suggests they are running out of ideas on welfare reform.

Net Immigration Remains Above 250,000 Despite Coalition Promises

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

Net immigration to the UK remains above 250,000 a year despite a small fall since the coalition government took over, according to the latest independ...

30 Pictures Which Will Make Drinkers Cry Into Their Pints

Posted 25.01.2012 | UK

If you like a pint in your local boozer, then look away now - this might hurt. Pubs the length of Britain are closing down as competition from supe...

Michael Rundle

Thirsty For A Tax Break: Think Tank Urges Measures To Stop Local Pubs Dying Out | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK

"There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn," wrote Samuel Johnson in 1791...