The truth behind the latest poverty statistics

Robert Tinker

Yesterday the DWP published updated statistics on poverty in Britain. As predicted here, despite being four years into an austerity parliament the publication of the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) for 2012-13 shows that poverty (relative and absolute) unchanged on the previous year. For a country half way through an unprecedented period of economic adjustment,…


Adonis report should address the innovation gender gap

Ivana Bartoletti

As Lord Adonis publishes his regional growth review today, it is very good news that Labour will devolve responsibility from central government for the spending of at least £6bn a year on transport, housing, welfare and infrastructure to boost regional growth. So too is the emphasis that Adonis is placing on innovation, which is essential…


Labour’s Fightback

Andrew Harrop

In the last 18 months the Labour party has announced a wide range of eyecatching policies. No longer can critics claim that the party has nothing to say. But many of those announcements are ‘doorstep’ pledges designed to win Labour the next election and perhaps give a flavour of what the party will do with power. This package is…