Housing

How the government’s housing white paper could transform infrastructure investment and solve the housing crisis

Sajid Javid has made it clear that building more homes is his top priority. So what can we expect in his white paper later this month? Recent comments by Gavin Barwell suggest the government is focussed on finding a system that can fund the necessary infrastructure to pave the way for larger scale housebuilding while avoiding conflicts that can make schemes unviable. A housing white paper that finally addressed Britain’s feeble levels of infrastructure investment by tweaking the Land Compensation Act would be transformational

By Thomas Aubrey

Governance

Why share buybacks imply executive managers have run out of ideas

When Theresa May spoke to the CBI last month she urged businesses to invest in Britain for the long term. The challenge for business is that in an uncertain environment firms often prefer not to invest, as they could make poor investments and therefore hurt performance. The Prime Minister might have a point though as businesses in the UK have tended to underinvest during more positive conditions too

By The Centre

Governance

How executive pay should be reformed

Performance-related bonuses should be scrapped and replaced with a substantial proportion of salary to be paid in shares. This would lead to better cumulative returns over the long-term, faster productivity growth and a fairer society

By Daniel Godfrey

Making Markets Work

Why the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement won’t budge productivity growth

The Chancellor mentioned the word productivity 14 times during the Autumn Statement and for good reason. The UK lags the US and Germany by 30 %, and France by 20% resulting in lower average incomes. Three of the key drivers of productivity include the ability of workers to access education to improve human capital, the ability to access finance allowing firms to expand, and for there to be sufficient infrastructure for firms and workers including housing

By The Centre

How the government’s housing white paper could transform i ...

By Thomas Aubrey

Why share buybacks imply executive managers have run out of ...

By The Centre

How executive pay should be reformed

By Daniel Godfrey

Why the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement won’t budge produc ...

By The Centre


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How the government’s housing white paper could transform infrastructure investment and solve the housing crisis

Sajid Javid has made it clear that building more homes is his top priority. So what can we expect in his white paper later this month? Recent comments by Gavin Barwell suggest the government is focussed on finding a system that can fund the necessary infrastructure to pave the way for larger scale housebuilding while avoiding conflicts that can make schemes unviable. A housing white paper that finally addressed Britain’s feeble levels of infrastructure investment by tweaking the Land Compensation Act would be transformational

Why share buybacks imply executive managers have run out of ideas

When Theresa May spoke to the CBI last month she urged businesses to invest in Britain for the long term. The challenge for business is that in an uncertain environment firms often prefer not to invest, as they could make poor investments and therefore hurt performance. The Prime Minister might have a point though as businesses in the UK have tended to underinvest during more positive conditions too

By Daniel Godfrey
By Daniel Godfrey

How executive pay should be reformed

How executive pay should be reformed

Performance-related bonuses should be scrapped and replaced with a substantial proportion of salary to be paid in shares. This would lead to better cumulative returns over the long-term, faster productivity growth and a fairer society

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Skills
By Andreas Schleicher
By Andreas Schleicher

Skills formulation must become everybody’s business

Skills formulation must become everybody’s business

Investing in high-quality education is the key for improving the economic and social well-being of people around the world

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By Alastair Reed, Renaud Thillaye, Thomas Aubrey
By Alastair Reed, Renaud Thillaye, Thomas Aubrey

Supporting investors and growth firms: A bottom-up approach to a Capital Markets Union

Supporting investors and growth firms: A bottom-up approach to a Capital Markets Union

This publication focuses on how the Capital Markets Union might lead to tangible gains in investment and jobs growth. It is based on a micro analysis of the challenges faced by growth and innovative firms in six large member states

Technological Change
By Karl Bendedict Frey & Michael Osborne
By Karl Bendedict Frey & Michael Osborne

Technological change and new work

Technological change and new work

The application of new technologies that reshape production inevitably makes the skills of some workers obsolete. Managing the transition into new work should therefore be a key priority for policymakers

Report: The challenge of accelerating UK housebuilding

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Britain’s housing crisis results from the failure of politicians to ensure that markets work in the public interest rather than to the benefit of the unproductive few

Making markets work: how effective regulation reduces reliance on taxation

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Social democrats need to shift away from an exclusive reliance on tax and redistribution towards thinking more about making markets work at the micro level

Finance
By Andrew G Haldane
By Andrew G Haldane

Fast finance and slow growth

Fast finance and slow growth

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How can the state deter short-termism in finance and facilitate a better environment for the ‘patient capital’ needed for growth?

The social value of finance: problems and solutions

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How do we stop the financial system from occasionally blowing up the world and producing – as it has post 2007/8 – a severe post-crisis recession?

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Why the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement won’t budge productivity growth

The Chancellor mentioned the word productivity 14 times during the Autumn Statement and for good reason. The UK lags the US and Germany by 30 %, and France by 20% resulting in lower average incomes. Three of the key drivers of productivity include the ability of workers to access education to improve human capital, the ability to access finance allowing firms to expand, and for there to be sufficient infrastructure for firms and workers including housing

Speech: The progressive challenge – healing the divisions after Brexit

The morning after the UK prime minister attended her first European council meeting, advisory board member of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism, Chuka Umunna, gave a speech on the progressive way forward for Brexit

Report: Rebalancing the UK economy – A post-Brexit industrial strategy

An industrial strategy should address the persistent overvaluation of sterling and the failure to develop an appropriate system of technical education