News and commentary

Keep informed with news and analysis of topical policy issues from IGPS staff, our senior associates, and other researchers.

  • Life in lockdown

    We all remember the lockdown, but not all our memories are the same. Some say they miss the tranquillity. Others don’t miss being stuck at home at all – especially those with young children. Some found new ways of working. Others just lost work. We ran a “life under lockdown” survey in the third week of alert level 4 to examine general well-being, family resilience and employment.

  • Two-tier benefit system may help the worst off

    The government's decision to deny long-term unemployed the higher Covid-19 beneficiary rate may make it politically easier to raise core benefits, suggests Max Rashbrooke