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20 September 2021

Research showing impact of Universal Credit cut – 840,000 more people in poverty

New research from the Legatum Institute estimates the government’s Covid response policy, including a temporary £20 a week increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits and the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor (that applies to self-employed people claiming Universal Credit), has protected 840,000 people from poverty in Q2 2021.

4 August 2021

New Analysis on the “Red Wall” from the Centre for UK Prosperity

Levelling up agenda being held back by “adult skills crisis” and “lack of access to business loans” in Red Wall areas – not infrastructure – the UK Prosperity Index finds.

21 July 2021

The U.S. is well positioned to rebuild strongly post-pandemic but needs to address long-term issues impacting prosperity as well as effects of Covid

2021 U.S. Prosperity Index shows the key to unlocking greater prosperity lies in the potential for improvement in every state and county.

4 July 2021

UK Government benefit changes protecting 650,000 people from poverty

Our analysis shows that the UK Government’s investment in Universal Credit has provided vital support to protect many families from the economic fallout of the pandemic. Without this, many more families would be in poverty than is currently the case.

13 May 2021

Institute calls for levelling-up agenda to include societal aspects of prosperity

New Index reveals prosperity of every region and local authority in the UK

30 March 2021

Legatum Institute publishes review of schools re-opening decision

Analysis supports the basis for re-opening schools on 8th March, and suggests further relaxations can be made without reversing the decline in the severity of the pandemic

24 March 2021

Mexican journalist Maria Elena Ferral Hernandez is named recipient of the 2021 Courage in Journalism Award

Maria Elena was undoubtedly a beacon of hope in a county beset by violence. Her commitment to the truth, despite the ongoing personal cost, and her refusal to be intimidated speak volumes of her inner strength and courage

24 February 2021

FCDO needs strategic approach to transform the effectiveness of the UK aid budget

To genuinely support national development across the globe, what is needed is more than a new departmental structure – it is a shift of agenda.

24 February 2021

New framework for national transformation demonstrates vital role of leadership

Our report on How Nations Succeed was motivated by our desire to understand what specific actions have helped to sow the seeds of prosperity in developing countries. The recommendations are designed to provide leaders with a comprehensive framework for national transformation that is proven and effective.

18 February 2021

Legatum Institute publishes impact analysis of school re-opening decision

Covid-19 has fundamentally impacted all of us, and policymakers are now faced with an unenviable task of making choices on how to unwind restrictions in a way that balances significant health, economic, and social costs and benefits. Our research demonstrates that this difficult subject can be approached in an objective and structured fashion, so that decision makers can fully understand the complex issues at hand and the various costs and benefits of different courses of action.

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