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05 March 2015 | No Worker Left Behind: How to improve pay and work for the low paid

By Jonathan Dupont

  • No Worker Left Behind calls for every person in full time work to receive a 'Living Income' - enough money after taxes and benefits to provide a socially-acceptable standard of living. We can do so by aligning and raising National Insurance and Income tax thresholds to a level where a person on full time work on the minimum wage would be taken out of tax altogether.

  • 03 March 2015 | Taking Its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

    By Rt Hon David Lammy MP, Foreword by William J Bratton

  • Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.

  • 24 February 2015 | Economics Manifesto

    By Jonathan Dupont

  • The Economics Manifesto says that the next government should seek to create a capital-owning democracy for all, so that each and every person in the UK can benefit from economic growth. The report proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a  Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

  • 24 February 2015 | The Central Contradiction of Capitalism? A collection of essays on Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Geoffrey Wood and Steve Hughes

  • This essay collection collates some of the most thought provoking assessments of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and publishes some new ones for the first time.

  • 13 February 2015 | Garden Villages: Empowering localism to solve the housing crisis

    Lord Matthew Taylor
    Edited by Chris Walker

  • Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses. Garden Villages shows how a future government can overcome local opposition to development by devolving powers to set up new garden villages from Whitehall to councils.

  • 03 February 2015 | Welfare Manifesto

    By Guy Miscampbell, Steve Hughes

  • The Welfare Manifesto shows how to make the welfare system fit for the 21st Century. The report sets out principles to be make the system simpler, more effective, fairer, more affordable, and reward contribution.

  • 26 January 2015 | Small Pieces Loosely Joined: How smarter use of technology and data can deliver real reform of local government

    By Eddie Copeland

  • Small Pieces Loosely Joined highlights how billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted due to the inability of local councils to share and to use technology and data in the most cost effective way. It sets out how councils can save money by making better use of data through sharing and fraud prevention and by replacing bespoke IT systems with an 'app store'.

  • 16 January 2015 | Bonus ISAs

    By Steve Hughes

  • Bonus ISAs proposes a new scheme to give people more flexibility to build up their tax-free savings pots during the course of a lifetime. The "Bonus ISA" would be offered to anybody who is unable to use their full annual tax-free savings allowance (currently set at £15,000). People would be given the power to roll over any unused portions of their existing ISA allowances into their Bonus ISA account.

  • 09 January 2015 | Warmer Homes: Improving fuel poverty and energy efficiency policy in the UK

    By Richard Howard

  • Warmer Homes presents a character profile of the 2.3 million households in England living in fuel poverty. Among the findings in the report is the fact that nearly half of all fuel poor households (1.1m) are in work, challenging the perception that fuel poverty primarily involves the elderly and retired.

  • 08 December 2014 | Swift and Certain: A new paradigm for criminal justice

    Kevin Lockyer
    Edited by Charlotte McLeod, Glyn Gaskarth

  • Swift and Certain calls for prolific criminals serving community orders, who break the terms of their probation, to potentially be sent to jail for up to a week under plans that would make the criminal justice system swifter and fairer. Currently 1 in 3 offenders serving such orders fail to complete them. The report argues that replicating the Haiwaiian HOPE probation programme - from which it draws inspiration - could cut non-compliance numbers in half.