Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Senior Research Fellow, IPPR

Laurie is a Senior Research Fellow at IPPR and works on the environment, housing and infrastructure, focusing on industrial strategy, transport in the digital age and the Anthropocene.His work also covers political economy and how shifts occur in prevailing economic ideas and policies. Prior to joining IPPR, Laurie worked for Lord Skidelsky in the House of Lords, where he focussed on post-crash macroeconomic policy, and at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at Oxford University and as a strategist for Purpose. Laurie holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and a BSc in Physics from Exeter University.
Why The Government Can Afford To Scrap The NHS Pay Cap, And Why They Can't Afford Not

Why The Government Can Afford To Scrap The NHS Pay Cap, And Why They Can't Afford Not To

The Chancellor must use his Autumn Budget to answer these questions. He must ensure that NHS workers get the real terms pay rise that they deserve, and he must identify additional funding to pay for it. The Government can afford to scrap the public sector pay cap, and - given the growing workforce crisis in the NHS and their perilous political position - they can't afford not to.
13/11/2017 18:03 GMT
Cutting Employment And Support Allowance Won't Help Britain Back To

Cutting Employment And Support Allowance Won't Help Britain Back To Work

For too long, the government's approach to the welfare bill has been focused simply on cutting entitlements, rather than addressing the underlying causes. If the government want to reduce the number of people on ESA and deliver on their commitments on mental health, they should scrap these cuts and instead focus on prevention, on supporting people and on turning off the tap.
03/04/2017 17:20 BST