Making Markets Work

The British electorate moves beyond neoliberalism, nationalism and socialism

The British people have spoken loud and clear by returning a hung parliament. They have rejected a hard Brexit and a drift towards nationalism. But they have also rejected a return to the neoliberalism of the 1980s and the socialism of the 1970s.

By Thomas Aubrey

Housing

Landowners should not reap all the benefits from development

Writing for Inside Housing, centre director Thomas Aubrey argues that it should be dynamic city regions, not unproductive landowners, that capture the uplift in land value when housing is built.

By Thomas Aubrey

Skills

Technical skills: How do the election manifestos compare?

Skills analyst Andy Norman discusses how the Conservative and Labour Manifestos compare on technical skills

By Andy Norman

Skills

How a lack of technical skills may be holding back the West Midlands economy

Recent analysis by the Centre suggests that the economy is being held back by a lack of key technical skills, with as many as 43% of vacancies for technical roles categorised as skills shortage vacancies.

By Andy Norman

The British electorate moves beyond neoliberalism, nationali ...

By Thomas Aubrey

Landowners should not reap all the benefits from development

By Thomas Aubrey

Technical skills: How do the election manifestos compare?

By Andy Norman

How a lack of technical skills may be holding back the West ...

By Andy Norman

The British electorate moves beyond neoliberalism, nationalism and socialism

The British people have spoken loud and clear by returning a hung parliament. They have rejected a hard Brexit and a drift towards nationalism. But they have also rejected a return to the neoliberalism of the 1980s and the socialism of the 1970s.

Landowners should not reap all the benefits from development

Writing for Inside Housing, centre director Thomas Aubrey argues that it should be dynamic city regions, not unproductive landowners, that capture the uplift in land value when housing is built.

Edinburgh could benefit from £8.6 bn in additional funds by capturing land value

A new report prepared by the Centre for Progressive Capitalism for Built Environment Forum estimates the returns from land value capture for the Edinburgh City Region over a 20-year period.

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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

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?

Finance
By Andrew G Haldane
By Andrew G Haldane

Fast finance and slow growth

Fast finance and slow growth

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

Making Markets Work

The British electorate moves beyond neoliberalism, nationalism and socialism

The British people have spoken loud and clear by returning a hung parliament. They have rejected a hard Brexit and a drift towards nationalism. But they have also rejected a return to the neoliberalism of the 1980s and the socialism of the 1970s.

Business rates are locked in the past

Writing for CapX, director of the Centre for Progressive Capitalism Thomas Aubrey argues that the current business rates system is not fit for a dynamic 21st century economy. The current system suffers from its inability to signal to firms the changing nature of rents through time. “The system is based on the idea of setting […]

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