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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

‘We Can't Live Like This’: Universal Credit Falls Short of Cost of Living Price Hikes

, 19 May 2022
Rising energy bills, increased food costs – and yet benefits have not risen with inflation, leaving families struggling to make ends meet, Sian Norris reports

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

EXCLUSIVE Russell Group University Assets Burgeon Under Conservative Rule

, 29 April 2022
As students and lecturers face tougher circumstances, the wealth of their institutions has risen markedly in recent years, reports Sascha Lavin

EXCLUSIVE People Hosting Ukrainian Refugees Still Subject to Bedroom Tax, Government Confirms

, 28 April 2022
Public housing tenants will still face spare bedroom penalties – even if that bedroom is used to host a Ukrainian refugee, reports Sascha Lavin

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?

Drop in Life Expectancy Due to Poor Pandemic Management ‘Chilling’, Says Sir Michael Marmot

, 26 April 2022
New research shows that England and Wales saw the biggest reduction in life expectancy after the US between 2019-21, while the life expectancy of the poorest continues to drop

EXCLUSIVE Andy Burnham: We Need a ‘Complete Rewiring’ of Britain’s Political System

, 25 April 2022
The Greater Manchester Mayor comes out in support of proportional representation and House of Lords reform, Sam Bright reports

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

The Non-Dom Conservative Oligarchy

, 7 April 2022

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