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November 21st, 2016 Reports - Resilient economies

Creating Good City Economies in the UK

by Clare Goff

In 2015 the Friends Provident Foundation awarded funding to the Centre for Local Economic Strategies – which owned New Start magazine – and the New Economics Foundation to map...

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November 21st, 2015 Books - Resilient economies

People Powered Prosperity: Ultra-local Approaches to Making Poorer Places Wealthier

by David Boyle and Tony Greenham

Can we find economic techniques which cities can use effectively to tackle their own market failures – and release their own wasted economic potential – and if so, why hasn’t...

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November 21st, 2015 Reports - Resilient economies

Financial System Resilience Index

by New Economics Foundation

This report on resilience in financial systems, from the New Economics Foundation, richly repays reading.

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November 21st, 2015 Reports - Local economic resilience

Developing resilient local economies: good practice among local enterprise partnerships

by Angela Broadbridge and Luke Raikes

Our project builds upon emerging thinking about the kind of post-recession economy we are building in Britain, and the kind of economic growth that we are seeking to achieve.

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November 21st, 2015 Reports - Resilient economies

Co-op Clusters

by Radical Routes

This report presents findings from research conducted into the problems restricting the growth of co-operative housing and to review a range of possible solutions to those problems...

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November 21st, 2015 Reports - Resilient economies

Community Chest

by Duncan O'Leary

The UK’s economy is unbalanced in two ways. First, it relies too much on debt-fuelled consumption, and not enough on business investment and exports. Second, the UK has stark geo...

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November 21st, 2015 Reports - Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Report 2015

by Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay

This report is the third in a series of five annual monitoring reports commissioned by the Friends Provident Foundation to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britai...

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November 21st, 2014 Reports - Financial Inclusion

Women’s financial assets and debts

by Jenny Westaway and Stephen McKay

Fawcett launched a new project in March 2006 to plug gaps in understanding of the differences between women’s and men’s financial assets and debt. Although differences in women...

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November 21st, 2014 Reports - Financial Inclusion

Living well in retirement

by Tamsin Stirling

An investment and delivery framework to enable low income older home-owners to repair, improve and adapt their homes.

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November 21st, 2014 Reports - Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion Annual Monitoring Report 2014

by Karen Rowlingson and Stephen McKay

This report is the second in a series of five annual monitoring reports commissioned by the Friends Provident Foundation to measure changing levels of financial inclusion in Britai...

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November 21st, 2013 Reports -

Sustainable Debt Advice Project Pilot: Final Evaluation

AdviceUK, in partnership with Payplan and ACM Solutions1, has conducted a pilot to test the viability of a sustainable debt advice model.

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November 21st, 2013 Reports - Financial Inclusion

The Store: evaluation

by Niall Alexander and Alistair Grimes

Derwentside Homes, Prince Bishops Community Bank (PBCB) and their funders and stakeholders, in particular the Friends Provident Foundation and Northern Rock Foundation, wanted to ...

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November 21st, 2013 Reports - Financial Inclusion

Can payday loan alternatives be affordable and viable? An evaluation of London Mutual Credit Union’s pilot scheme

by Gareth Evans and Mick McAteer

London Mutual Credit Union (LMCU) had become increasingly alarmed by the escalating and often detrimental use of costly payday loans by already overindebted households. Moreover, i...

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November 21st, 2013 Reports -

How much does ‘free banking’ cost? An assessment of the costs of using UK personal current accounts

by John K. Ashton and Robert Hudson

This assessment is important and topical due to rising international regulatory disapproval of the pricing methods used in personal current account markets and in particular the ...

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November 21st, 2013 Reports - Resilient economies

Mapping Economic Resilience

by Tony Greenham, Elizabeth Cox and Josh Ryan-Collins

This report was compiled for Friends Provident Foundation by nef to assist its development of a new social change programme. The overarching aim of the new programme is to transfor...

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