A tale of four cities

Thursday 26 January 2017

Shared Growth

Resolution Foundation city events programme In the wake of Brexit and as we look toward the first ever Metro mayoral elections next May, England’s cities are in the spotlight. From the Northern Powerhouse to the Midlands Engine and beyond, the future of our economy will depend on the strength of our cities and their surrounding … Continued


Temporary fix or lasting problem?

Monday 5 December 2016

Wages & Income

Launch of Resolution Foundation investigation into agency work From the gig economy to record self-employment, new forms of atypical work have grabbed the headlines. Meanwhile others, such as agency work, have slipped below the radar. Sports Direct’s use of zero hour contracts in their stores was big news, but the exploitation of agency staff at … Continued


Obama’s economic record and the challenges ahead

Thursday 17 November 2016

Fiscal Choices

As President Obama prepares to hand over to President-Elect Trump the American economy is in a far healthier position than when he took on the Presidency in the wake of the global financial crisis – though big challenges remain. What have been Obama’s greatest economic successes and challenges throughout his time in office? What did … Continued


Taxing times: Does a new government mean a new tax policy?

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Welfare & Tax Reform

Raising the personal allowance and reducing corporation tax were two signature plans of the last parliament, and the new Chancellor has inherited plans to go even further. But with fewer people paying tax, and businesses paying lower rates of tax, is our tax system fit for purpose to fund public services and reduce the deficit? … Continued


City living on the eve of devolution

Thursday 20 October 2016

Shared Growth

Which cities have seen rising living standards and who has benefited? Major cities across England are about to be given new economic powers and new leadership through democratically-elected Metro Mayors as the latest phase of devolution takes place. But are cities the engines of growth, or the engines of intra-city inequality? What are the big … Continued