The pandemic savings illusion

The pandemic savings illusion

The pandemic savings illusion by Linda Balkema Business & Finance Earlier in the year, optimistic headlines appeared about how many of us might be able to save more as lockdown would prevent us from going about our normal spending ways.1 While this may be the case...
What happened to trust in 2020?

What happened to trust in 2020?

What happened to trust in 2020? by Ben Page Politics Despite the media and political classes’ obsession with trust, which we reported on last year in our report Trust: the Truth, 2020 has shown little change. There was a surge in trust in governments all over the...
US election

US election

US election by Sarah Feldman and Chris Jackson Politics The 2020 election highlighted a divided US After four nail-biting days where Americans across the country became all too familiar with the ins and outs of vote counting and the electoral map, finally, on Saturday...
The future for public services

The future for public services

The future for public services by Gideon Skinner State of the Nation Has the pandemic affected what we want from the state? The pandemic has accelerated pre-existing trends facing public services, which saw pressures after years of austerity, ongoing challenges around...
Politics in review

Politics in review

Politics in review by Keiran Pedley Politics The Conservatives and Labour are moving in opposite directions in the polls – but will it last? Looking back at a truly unforgettable 2020, we are reminded that if a week is a long time in politics, a year is an eternity....