GE2019

Publication date: 6 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Manzoni, C, Runge, J
Immigration was one of the main issues around the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The outcome of the General Election is likely to determine the design of a future immigration system, with party proposals ranging from the introduction of a post-Brexit “Australian-style” points system, to continuing...
Publication date: 5 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Kara, A, Mao, X, Rincon-Aznar, A
International trade plays a crucial role in fostering economic growth across a wide range of industries at the national and the regional level. The prospects for UK’s international trade are closely tied to the future relationship between the UK and the EU. Voters are being offered a wide spectrum...
Publication date: 3 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Young, G
This briefing focuses on: The state of the UK economy and UK-wide living standards going into the election. The causes of slow growth and the need for supply-side reforms.   Visit our General Election 2019 site  
Publication date: 2 Dec 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Aitken, A, Boshoff, J, Nguyen, D, Rincon-Aznar, A, Stochino, A
Economic performance varies widely across towns, cities and rural areas in the UK. Spatial disparities are found in all industrialised countries, although on some measures the UK is significantly more unequal than comparable countries. These disparities are matter for people because local social...
Publication date: 29 Nov 2019 | Publication type: General Election Briefing | Authors: Hantzsche, A, Young, G
The main political parties have meticulously set out costings of their spending plans for the next Parliament and how they would finance them if elected.  This briefing focuses on: The fiscal rules adopted by the political parties. The underlying fiscal position and how it has changed since the...