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The UK's decisive decade: the launch report for The Economy 2030 Inquiry
Torsten Bell, Swati Dhingra, Stephen Machin, Charlie McCurdy, Henry G. Overman, Gregory Thwaites, Daniel Tomlinson and Anna Valero May 2021
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Tags: economy2030; brexit; uk economy; covid-19; net zero; sustainability; environment; policy; productivity; equality; growth

This report marks the launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry, a landmark collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. The Inquiry's subject matter is the nature, scale, and context for the economic change facing the UK during the 2020s. Its goal is not just to describe the change that Covid-19, Brexit, technology and the Net Zero transition will bring, but to help the country and its policy makers better understand and navigate it against a backdrop of low productivity and high inequality. To achieve these aims the Inquiry will lead a two-year national conversation on the future of the UK economy, bridging rigorous research, public involvement and concrete proposals for change. The first phase of the Inquiry will focus on the state of the UK economy and the changes facing it. Alongside economic research, this phase of the project will also be shaped by a large programme of research into the lived experience of the economy. This work will then inform the development of coherent policy proposals in the second phase of the project. In 2023, these will be brought together in a final report that sets out a framework for successfully navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, with proposals for economic reform to drive strong, sustainable and equitable growth, and significant improvements to people's living standards and well-being. The Economy 2030 Inquiry is led by a Commission of leading thinkers and doers, and will be informed and supported by an expert Advisory Group.