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Are attitudes to apprenticeships changing?

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The vocational route has for decades struggled to achieve the respect it craves, often being assigned the role of an inferior sibling to the more glamorous academic route. But is this finally beginning to change?
By Florian Ranft

Blog: How can we spread the benefits of the digital economy?

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Policymakers need to update their economic thinking of work in society and find policy solutions that better reflect the unfolding changes of big tech and innovation. That includes shifting the debate on digital from micro to macro and rethinking how the distribution of the economic benefits of digitalisation can be translated into an inclusive growth model.
By Charlotte Alldritt

Blog: Prosperity and the productivity puzzle

The pursuit of inclusive growth is a challenge facing national government leaders across the world. From South Africa, Brazil and India, to the Congo, Egypt and Barbados, countries are developing strategies to ensure as many people as possible can contribute to and benefit from economic prosperity.

Blog: Moving up or moving out – skills for getting unstuck

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How do we repair the breakdown between work and prosperity – or at least work and a decent standard of living? From a skills point of view, we must start by building an effective post-16 education system so that a low-skill, low-pay job ceases to be anybody’s only option.
By Charlotte Alldritt

Blog: The World Cup brings us together, shouldn’t economic policies do the same?

Inclusive growth, and the ideas and concepts emerging from it, represent a fundamental reassessment of our economic principles, priorities and assumptions – and a response to that disaffection. At the heart of it is one big idea: it isn’t enough to welcome the rate, or quantity of economic growth. We also have to consider its quality.
By Florian Ranft

Book: Work in the Digital Age – Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Drawing on a wide range of international expertise, contributors examine important policy challenges arising from the transformation of work as a result of the introduction of digital technology at work.
By John Dudding

Working Paper: Don’t shoot the messenger – Why mergers and acquisitions highlight, not cause, the UK’s economic issues

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Despite the political noise, John Dudding from the Centre for Progressive Policy argues that the economic case for a public interest test for takeovers doesn’t stack up

Blog: What role for place in enabling healthy lives?

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Deprivation, measured across income, employment, education, housing and crime, can explain almost half of the variation in male life expectancy at birth at the local authority level.

The Sun – DANGER ZONE Interactive map reveals England’s death hotspots – where you’re 30% more likely to die of preventable diseases

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The Sun reports about our report ‘Diagnosis Critical‘ report and highlights our interactive map indicating crunch and risk zones. Read the article here.