Our impact

Our vision at People’s Economy is of economies that are democratic, equitable and liveable, and enable communities to meet their needs and priorities.

To achieve this, we:

-Build deep, long-term relationships with communities experiencing economic injustice and work together to achieve economic change

-Remove barriers and create routes into economic change work for communities experiencing injustice

-Invest in the sustainable development of People’s Economy to scale our impact and live our values.

Learn more about our 2023-28 strategy and Theory of Change

Learn more about our current activities

Some of our recent impact highlights include:

Nearly half a million people engaged with understandable economic news and co-produced community stories at ecnmy.org.

Over 280 adults attended Economy workshops and crash courses across Greater Manchester, London and Scotland, building critical economic knowledge, confidence and skills.

40 young people participated in our ‘Discover the Economy’ extracurricular course, and a further 600 young people joined our one off workshops and events.

We partnered with the Manchester Evening News, producing an 8 page ‘Our Economy’ pullout showcasing the views and experiences of local people, as well as local economic news affecting their communities. The pullout was distributed through our community partners and in 33,000 copies of the MEN.

We have created 300+ Learn articles for ecnmy.org, covering everything from ‘why are house prices so expensive’ to ‘is inequality really a problem?’’ This content both provides economic literacy to end users and provides a model for other media outlet’s economic coverage.

We co-edited a 65-page guidance journal for teachers, dedicated to Economics Education in Citizenship with the Association of Citizenship Teaching and Young Enterprise. A print copy was sent to every secondary school in the UK.

We won a Nesta Democracy Pioneer Award for our work creating the conditions for public participation in economic conversation and decision making.

94% of participants that completed our Crash course indicated that they would like to engage with economic decision making in their local authority.

55 young people and 26 young professionals from GES, OBR, BlackRock, ICAEW, Banks of England, PwC, Grant Thornton and Deloitte attended our first ever ‘Economics in Society’ careers event.

How we capture our impact

We aim to take a continuous learning approach to all of the activities that we undertake at People’s Economy. That means:


We collect data using a two-minute survey for all participants and collaborators in our education and co-production activities. This helps us get top-level feedback on our impact and to monitor the diversity of the participants that we are engaging with.


Whenever we’re delivering an extended piece of work or project we produce a monitoring and evaluation plan. This sets out the specific measurement tools and indicators that will be used and how the data collected will be analysed.


We collect data on engagement with our digital outputs and our overall organisational impact on a rolling basis, and review it regularly together as a whole staff team as part of a monthly discussion on what we have learned.

Our annual reports

As a registered charity, People’s Economy submits an annual report and accounts to our regulator the Charity Commission each year. The reports are all available for public viewing (note that pre-2023 reports will refer to us by our old name, Economy):

Economy Annual Report and Accounts

Year Ended 31 March 2018

Economy Annual Report and Accounts

Year Ended 31 March 2019

Economy Annual Report and Accounts

Year Ended 31 March 2020

Economy Annual Report and Accounts

Year Ended 31 March 2021