Nick Pearce

Nick Pearce is professor of public policy & director of the Institute for Policy Research, University of Bath, and former director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.

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    Welfare debate marks opportunity to renew Beveridge’s legacy
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    Why has Britain's welfare state lost the popularity it once enjoyed? How can it regain this role and where does Labour fit in?

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    The Great Moving Right Show (reprise)
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    Despite the mutation of the 'New Right' from Thatcherism to its contemporary variants, the ideas within remain an influential force in British politics. The parliamentary reshuffle might not mark the dawn of a new political era but the movements  of ‘The Free Enterprise Group’ are worth serious attention. 

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    Bubbling up: is there strife ahead for UK homeowners?
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    Proclamations as to the stability of the UK housing market overlook worrying discrepencies between household debt and income. With statistics suggesting that prices are being motivated by forces outside of those fundamental to the housing market, there is clear evidence that the UK is sitting on a bubble. 

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    Cameron plays politics with Britain's welfare system, can Labour respond with policies?
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    Britain's Prime Minister has just launched a headline catching speech on welfare reform driven by the need for cuts, justified in terms of fairness and the virtues of self-reliance, and aiming to cash in on prejudice. What it needs now is principled opposition.

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    The struggle against child poverty: an analysis of Labour's legacy
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    All over Europe: from Pirates to Le Pen
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    We are not arriving at a moment of choice between socialism and barbarism. Nonetheless, centre ground parties will repeatedly fail unless they can offer new solutions to the economic problems Europe faces. And there are new political players asking if updates are available for this system.

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