What is the road back to fuller employment? Find out more
2 May 2013 | Matthew Whittaker
This blog originally appeared on Public Finance
When the financial crisis first hit, politicians of all parties talked up the notion of ‘rebalancing’ the economy, moving away from a growth model dependent on financial services, house price increases and consumption and towards one based on the real economy and on trade. Five years on and, with little sign of a sustained economic recovery, the chancellor appeared to wind the clock back in his last Budget.
The new Help to Buy scheme is designed to give a shot in the arm to the housing market, making it easier for households who are currently considered too risky by lenders to get onto and move up the housing ladder.
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Faisal Islam - Gaining from Growth
1 November 2012
Faisal Islam, Economics Editor of Channel 4 News, discusses Gaining from Growth, the final report of the Commission on Living Standards
The Resolution Foundation is a think-tank that works to improve the lives of people on low to middle incomes.
The electorate is broadly split over whether, come the next general election, it will still be possible for the government of the day to ensure steadily rising living standards. This analysis, “2015- the living standards election?”, gives a unique insight into what voters think that politicians can – and can’t – promise to achieve at the next election.