The PHE report on why BAME groups are hit harder by Covid has been badly misunderstood

The eagerly-awaited report from Public Health England on Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19 provides crucial information in the search for an explanation of why Black…

  • Authors: Josh Holden, Peter Kenway
  • Category: Health



‘Excess saving’ in lockdown: a big new economic challenge

By Dan Corry, a formerTreasury and Downing Street economic adviser; Peter Kenway, Director of the New Policy Institute; and Steve Barwick, Director of DevoConnect This blog was…

  • Authors: Peter Kenway, Steve Barwick, Dan Corry
  • Category: Economic Policy



If BAME nurses are more likely to lack PPE than their white British colleagues, why – and what are the wider implications?

A new report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) finds that black and minority ethnic (BAME) nurses are more likely to lack Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) than their white…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Services



So you’ve declared a climate emergency: what next – now that Covid has struck?

Alan Sitkin, now of Regent’s University, was previously Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration and Business at the London Borough of Enfield. In a world unrecognisable from two…

  • Author: Alan Sitkin
  • Category: Climate change



Excess deaths in the time of Covid show how wrong our understanding of this crisis has been

With the UK now at the top of the European deaths table for Covid-19, simple comparisons between headline numbers have little left to tell. Several researchers have turned their…

  • Author: Peter Kenway
  • Category: Older People



Self-isolation doesn’t work for crowded households – Government needs to take the WHO’s advice and respond

How hard is it to self-isolate at home? Not hard at all if you’re empty nesters with a choice of bedrooms to hide away in. But if you’re a family with no rooms to spare, and…

  • Authors: Josh Holden, Peter Kenway
  • Category: Housing and Homelessness