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Time to catch up? Living standards in the next parliament

Thursday 12 March 2015

Shared Growth

After the deepest squeeze in living memory, household incomes are finally recovering. But when can we expect living standards to return to their previous peak and what is the outlook for the next Parliament? At an event at the Resolution Foundation’s central London headquarters, CBI Director-General John Cridland will give a speech on these issues … Continued


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As if we cared – the costs and benefits of a living wage for social care workers

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Childcare & Families

There is a growing realisation that higher quality care in an ageing society requires a better deal for the social care workforce. Low pay, at times below the National Minimum Wage, and the poor working conditions associated with it often act as barriers to delivering the quality of care that people deserve, and place significant pressure on care workers. While … Continued



Today’s workers, tomorrow’s retirement problem

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Welfare & Tax Reform

The proportion of people saving into a workplace pension is rising again after decades of decline. But too few people are saving enough for an adequate retirement income. How can people be persuaded to save not spend when wages are already stretched? Are there cheaper, fairer alternatives to the £35bn spent on pension tax relief? … Continued


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The home stretch – coping with high housing costs

Monday 8 December 2014


Buying or renting a home in many parts of the country is a financial challenge for families on modest incomes. How then do these families continue to live in some of the most expensive parts of the country? What coping strategies can make the seemingly unaffordable financially possible, at what personal cost to the families … Continued


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Tax cuts in tough times – who really gains?

Monday 1 December 2014

Welfare & Tax Reform

The three main political parties have all pledged to cut taxes with the stated aim of helping low and middle income households in the next parliament. But who really benefits from these policies and how much will they cost? The Resolution Foundation presented new analysis of the distribution of gains under the different parties’ approaches, and … Continued


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A Parliament of pain? – The fiscal choices beyond 2015 and the implications for cuts, taxes, investment and debt

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Fiscal Choices

With roughly half of the fiscal consolidation still to come, the state of the public finances will remain a defining theme of the next parliament. Beyond the first year of the next parliament there is little clarity as to how fiscal balance will be restored. However, the emerging positions from each of the main political … Continued