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Strong foundation industries: How improving conditions for core material producers could boost UK manufacturing debt


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Strong foundation industries: How improving conditions for core material producers could boost UK manufacturing debt

The UK's foundation industries – producers of materials such as steel and basic chemicals used by other manufacturers – have suffered in the years since the crisis. This report asks why, and considers how, with the right policies, these industries could be key to rebalancing our economy and boosting our exports. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.

Scotland's missing pay growth: The economic and fiscal impacts of weak wages since the financial crisis debt


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Scotland's missing pay growth: The economic and fiscal impacts of weak wages since the financial crisis debt

Weak earnings growth over the last five years has made the Scottish economy smaller, and tax receipts lower, than was expected. Using IPPR Scotland's tax–benefit model, this paper assesses the scale of these impacts, and looks ahead at how Scotland could benefit economically and fiscally from future rises in pay. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.

Could the idea of the Anglosphere tempt voters towards Brexit? debt


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Could the idea of the Anglosphere tempt voters towards Brexit? debt

Although much of the EU referendum debate is likely to focus on bread-and-butter questions about jobs and living standards, and the extent to which the prime minister’s reform package addresses public concerns about immigration and democratic control over EU institutions, bigger questions about Britain’s identity and place in the world loom large too. 


By IPPR, UK.


Governance Policy Resource.