March 27, 2019

New focus on the foundations of the UK’s economy might help poorest regions post-Brexit

The foundational economy has largely been overlooked in public policy but it could provide shelter from the Brexit storm for the UK's deprived regions.
March 27, 2019

Brexit with brie? Common Market 2.0 proposal explained – through the import and export of cheese

What is the Common Market 2.0 proposal, also known as Norway+ and what would it mean in practice?
March 26, 2019

Is Brexit an opportunity to revive the EU-India trade deal?

Despite growing trade between the EU and India, talks stalled in 2013 after 16 rounds, only resuming in 2018. Some in Brussels blame Britain.
March 26, 2019

Internet giants could strangle the smart tech revolution at birth – here are our options

There are mounting calls to dismember the likes of Google, Apple and Amazon, but most people seem to have overlooked the biggest threat of all.
March 25, 2019

Anthill 33: an announcement – and a trip back to the future

An exciting announcement about upcoming plans – and we revisit an old favourite episode.
March 25, 2019

Operation Yellowhammer: what are the UK government’s no-deal Brexit contingency plans?

There are more than 300 contingency plans across government departments.
March 25, 2019

How Mexican advertising featuring rich white people perpetuates racism and classism

Mexican advertising often portrays that to be white is to be rich, while to be dark is to be poor.
March 25, 2019

Fish fights: Britain has a long history of trading away access to coastal waters

The advent of steam transformed the fishing industry after 500 years of trawling by sail. But overfishing and declining stocks put the British industry at loggerheads with that of other nations.
March 22, 2019

Italy joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative – here’s how it exposes cracks in Europe and the G7

Italy is neither the first, nor will it be the last European economy to follow its own national interest and look for Chinese support.
March 22, 2019

Premier League: how English football’s top flight favours fans of London clubs

Football is supposed to be the 'people's game', but the English Premier League is easier and cheaper to follow if you are a fan of a club based in London or the prosperous southeast.
March 20, 2019

Small brewers show how craft principles could reshape the economy – but they’re under threat

The practices and values of craftsmanship correspond well with the requirements for a sustainable economy. But they're threatened by industry.
March 20, 2019

Ending austerity: make tax fairer and more transparent

Imagine if the amount of tax everyone paid was public knowledge – they do it in Sweden.