• The State of the UK Economy During Lockdown and Beyond

    In April, the UK economy shrunk by a record 20.4% due to lockdown, causing irreversible damage for many families and businesses. Over the whole of lockdown, statistics also show that the economy is expected to have slumped by a quarter due to widespread contractions across the economy. Most noticeably,...
  • Nottingham is a clear example of the “national scandal” of poverty

    Earlier this week, Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, declared to the BBC that poverty in working UK households constituted a “National scandal”. Rowntree, Townsend, Beckerman and Booth were all pioneers of defining the poverty of post war Britain, but what does poverty mean in the 21st century? Impact reported...