IFG - New IfG analysis: what are the scenarios for governing after the referendum?
As campaigning draws to a close the Institute for Government today releases its second paper in its Governing after the Referendum project examining future scenarios for Scotland and the UK.
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IEA - Government jobs scheme gives business “wrong incentives”02/04/2020 13:35:00
IEA responds to figures from the British Chambers of Commerce
IFS - Fast choices by government provide generous income support to most workers, but leave some with nothing and others with too much02/04/2020 12:35:00
The government is running two large schemes – the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) for employees and the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) for the self-employed – and providing more generous benefits in an attempt to protect workers against income losses resulting from the coronavirus.
Adam Smith Inst - Testing times in this coronavirus crisis02/04/2020 11:35:00
A new report by the Adam Smith Institutes argues that if the UK had followed the USA's CDC in allowing private lab testing, and stopped confirmatory testing at a single site (Colindale) then we could have ramped up testing to the same per capita level as those three countries have done.
National Minimum Wage hikes could prove “unsupportable,” says IEA expert02/04/2020 10:35:00
Professor Len Shackleton, Editorial and Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “The decision to raise the National Living Wage by an unprecedented 6.2%, and other minimum wages by significant amounts, always risked scuppering employment growth, particularly in poorer regions where arbitrary wage hikes could offset the government’s plans to boost investment and jobs.
IFS - For sale: £45 billion of gilts02/04/2020 09:35:00
The Debt Management Office announced that from next Monday, it would be conducting additional gilt auctions in order to raise a total of £45 billion this month.
IEA - Most workers confined to home unable to work productively, report reveals31/03/2020 11:35:00
No more than 15% of healthy workers confined to their homes will work productively, argues new research from the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Covid-19: Emergency support package needed to save ‘children of the pandemic’ from becoming its unseen victims - IPPR31/03/2020 10:35:00
Right to paid parental leave, extra family cash, help accessing online learning and priority use of parks ‘essential’ to protect children from widening poverty, education and health gaps
IEA - Steps to help self-employed “unlikely to be the last” Chancellor has to take27/03/2020 15:15:00
Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s plans to support the self-employed during the Covid-19 pandemic