Institute for Public Policy Research

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Institute for Public Policy Research
IPPR logo.png
TypeProgressive think tank
Headquarters14 Buckingham Street, WC2N 6DF
Location
Director
Tom Kibasi
Websitewww.ippr.org

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is a left-wing[1] think tank based in London. It was founded in 1988 and is an independent registered charity.[2] IPPR has offices in Newcastle, Manchester, and Edinburgh.[3][4] Funding comes from trust and foundation grants, government support, and individual donors.[5]


History[edit]

The Institute for Public Policy Research's founding director was James Cornford.[6] According to academic Peter Ruben its primary aim was to provide theoretical analysis for modernisers in the UK Labour Party; offering alternatives to free market fundamentalism.[7]

Matthew Taylor was director between 1998 and 2003.

Tom Kibasi became the group's director in April 2016.[8]

Publications[edit]

IPPR publishes about fifty reports each year, topics include Economic policy, Energy, transport, climate change, families, work, migration, integration, communities, democracy, devolution and public services.[9]

Journal[edit]

IPPR Progressive Review  
DisciplinePolitics
LanguageEnglish
Edited byMathew Lawrence and Carys Roberts
Publication details
Former name(s)
New Economy
Public Policy Research
Juncture
Publication history
1994–present
Publisher
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Indexing
ISSN2573-2331
LCCN2013201388
OCLC no.988028359
Links

The IPPR publishes the journal IPPR Progressive Review (formally Juncture) quarterly via Wiley.[10]

Reports[edit]

In September 2018, the think tank published Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy - The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice based on two years of research. The report recommendations included; the minimum wage raised to £10.20 per hour in London and to £8.75 outside London, workers on zero hours contracts to be paid at least 20% above the higher rate, an industrial strategy boosting exports, with a new national investment bank raising £15bn a year to get public investment to 3.5% of GDP (the G7 average), large changes to government of UK companies including workers on company boards, raising the headline rate of corporation tax and a minimum corporation tax rate to fight tax avoidance by multinationals and a single income tax for all types of incomes. Currently the poorest 20% pay 35% of their incomes in tax, a higher proportion than any other income groups.[11][12][13]

  • Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy - The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, Tom Kibasi, Michael Jacobs, Catherine Colebrook, Mathew Lawrence, Carys Roberts, Grace Blakeley, Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Lesley Rankin, Alfie Stirling (September 2018) Polity Press[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of thinktanks in the UK". the Guardian. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  2. ^ "About IPPR". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  3. ^ "IPPR North". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  4. ^ "IPPR Scotland". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  5. ^ "How we are funded". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  6. ^ Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett (2006) 'What works'? British think tanks and the 'end of ideology', The Political Quarterly 77(2), pp. 156-165
  7. ^ Ruben, Peter (1996). "The institute for public policy research: Policy and politics". Contemporary British History. 10 (2): 65–79. doi:10.1080/13619469608581387.
  8. ^ "IPPR appoints new Director". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-01-25.
  9. ^ "Our Work". www.ippr.org. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  10. ^ "Overview". onlinelibrary.wiley.com. Wiley. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  11. ^ Inman, Phillip (4 September 2018). "Thinktank calls for major overhaul of Britain's economy". the Guardian.
  12. ^ "UK economy requires 'fundamental structural shift'".
  13. ^ There is an alternative to neoliberalism – but if Labour keeps ignoring it, the Tories will adopt it first The Independent
  14. ^ "Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy - The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice". IPPR. 5 September 2018.