The Resolution Foundation is a non-partisan and award-winning think-tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes.
We conduct authoritative analytical research on living standards in the UK and produce effective policy solutions that help shape the debate on economic and social policy. To do this we work across a wide range of issues such as low pay and the minimum wage, the future of the labour market, social mobility, reforming the tax and benefit system, household debt, childcare and housing policy. We hold a regular programme of events drawing on experts from a diverse range of backgrounds – academia, employers, the voluntary sector and the City. We engage with politicians from across the political spectrum.
The Resolution Foundation has been awarded UK Social Policy Think Tank of the Year (2015), UK Think Tank of the Year (2013), and UK Social Policy Think Tank of the Year and Publication of the Year (2012).
The Resolution Foundation is primarily funded by the Resolution Trust.
We are also grateful for the support of the following organisations:
The Resolution Foundation is an independent research and policy organisation, founded by Clive Cowdery in 2005.
The Foundation was founded with the purpose of producing high quality research and analysis that raised the profile of the challenges facing those on low to middle incomes and developing policy solutions to these problems.
Sue Regan led the organisation as Chief Executive from 2005 – 2010, during which time we built a consensus on the need to fill the gap in independent financial advice available to our target group and secured a commitment from government that generic financial advice would form a key element of their long-term financial capability strategy. This helped bring about the creation of a national Money Guidance service in March 2010, later leading to the Money Advice Service.
Gavin Kelly joined the Foundation as Chief Executive in autumn 2010 and left in summer 2015 to become CEO of Resolution Trust. During these last five years, our work has focused on the underlying living standards of the low to middle income group, with a strong focus on the jobs market. Recent accomplishments include:
In Summer 2015 David Willetts joined as Executive Chair and Torsten Bell joined as Director to head up an expanded programme of work.