Published: 31st Mar 2021

An independent inquiry has been launched to examine the economic changes that the UK is going through, and start a national conversation about what this means for people, places and firms. The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a three-year project to explore the unprecedented economic challenges the country is facing. It will be conducted by the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE), supported by a £1.8m grant from the Nuffield Foundation. The backdrop to the inquiry is a decade bookended by two ‘once-in-a-generation’ economic crises, a slump in productivity and stagnating living standards. While the immediate focus is understandably on the nature of the recovery from Covid-19, the reshaping of the UK’s economy will if anything be more lastingly driven by our emergence from the EU, transitions towards a Net Zero future, predictable demographic shifts, and unpredictable technological change. The work of the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)