Column / Investigation

The Inequality Economy

The Great Escape: How a City Exodus is Creating New Housing Crises in Satellite Towns

, 19 May 2022
Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin explore how the ‘Zoomtowns’ phenomenon is putting a burden on local property markets

Thatcherism Revived: Johnson’s ‘Right to Buy’ Plan is a Desperate Political Ploy

, 19 May 2022
Thomas Perrett unpicks why the Conservative Party is considering rebooting the long-discredited housing policy

Food Bank Britain

, 13 May 2022
Rachel Morris considers the malaise of modern Britain as the Conservatives initiate Austerity 2.0

‘Levelling-Up’ Is Dying in Johnson’s Desert of Ideas

, 12 May 2022
As the nation nears the three year mark of Johnson’s Government, it’s time to be honest about the collapse of his flagship project, says Sam Bright

The Shocking Divides Between London and the Rest of Britain

, 28 April 2022
Sam Bright details some of the key findings from his new book, on the extreme imbalances between London and other parts of the country

Renters Hit Hardest by Cost of Living Crisis

, 28 April 2022
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that renters are more likely to be struggling to make ends meet than those with mortgages

Crime and Punishment: Lived Reality is Now Divorced From Electoral Politics

, 26 April 2022
Sam Bright considers why, after years of stagnating wealth and declining health in Britain, the Conservative Party hasn’t seen its support slump sooner?

Talking About My Generation: How the Conservative Party has Punished Young People

, 22 April 2022
From mental health services to tuition fees, the Government has damaged the welfare and prosperity of the next generation, writes Daisy Steinhardt

EXCLUSIVE Rishi Sunak’s Plan to Soften Blow of Universal Credit Cut has been a £1 Billion Bust

, 21 April 2022
Nic Murray explores the Chancellor’s underfunded and misjudged scheme to help deprived families make ends meet

EXCLUSIVE North Loses Out as Government Replaces EU ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’

, 20 April 2022
Sam Bright and Tom Robinson calculate the reductions in UK regional development spending, compared to the equivalent EU scheme

Young People As Prime Targets: Student Loan Hike is the Latest Frontier of the Conservative ‘Culture War’

, 19 April 2022
By allowing student loan debt to soar, the Government is seeking yet more division between young and old, says Maheen Behrana

EXCLUSIVE Private Schools Attended by Cabinet Ministers Increase Assets by £300 Million in Six Years

, 12 April 2022
Sam Bright and Sascha Lavin report on the burgeoning wealth of Britain’s elite, fee-paying institutions, and the character of the politicians they have created

Wage Stagnation and the Conservative Party’s Ideological War on Workers

, 11 April 2022
The current cost of living crisis can be placed firmly in the context of the Conservative Party’s antipathy to the strife of the working class, says Thomas Perrett

The Non-Dom Conservative Oligarchy

, 7 April 2022
Playboys and plutocrats are now the natural constituency of Boris Johnson’s party, argues Sam Bright

Has Austerity Made it Harder to Find Dirty Money?

, 7 April 2022
Sian Norris asks if cuts to the criminal justice system, and wealthy oligarchs spending big bucks on the best lawyers to protect their riches, have impacted efforts to go after financial crime

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