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Living standards war and peace: family incomes in recession and recovery

Tuesday 16 February 2016

Shared Growth

The launch of Resolution Foundation’s annual living standards audit When will typical household incomes finally return to their pre-crash health, following a long squeeze and a strong bounce back in 2015? With the living standards recovery being felt very differently across the country, who’s gaining most and who’s missing out? How are households on low-to-middle … Continued

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Ready for the wage floor? Making a success of the National Living Wage

Wednesday 24 February 2016

Work & Security

Around 4.5 million employees are set to benefit from the introduction of the new National Living Wage in April – and more will benefit as the rate approaches £9 over the course of the parliament. But how will employers, particularly those in low-paying sectors, respond to the new higher wage floor? Will it spur a … Continued

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Unfinished Business: securing full employment in the UK

Thursday 3 March 2016

Work & Security

The Chancellor has committed to securing full employment, and getting two million more people into work over this parliament. But where could those people come from and is that figure ambitious enough? What constitutes full employment and what can local, city and central governments do to make it a reality? How can employers attract those currently … Continued

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All bound up? Monetary policy in recovery and beyond

Thursday 28 January 2016

Fiscal Choices

UK monetary policy is in a remarkable place, with the base rate nearing seven years at its historic low of 0.5 per cent and the Bank of England introducing a range of unconventional measures in order to help deal with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. While this must unwind at some point, rates … Continued

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State of working Scotland with Roseanna Cunningham MSP

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Work & Security

In Edinburgh, the Resolution Foundation launched a major new report into the Scottish labour market and living standards at which Roseanna Cunningham MSP delivered a key note speech. The report focuses on how Scotland weathered the recession and the shape of its recovery, highlighting both the similarities and differences to the experience of other nations and regions of the UK. … Continued

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Capital gains? Taking on London’s living standards challenge

Thursday 7 January 2016

Wages & Income

Keynote speech by Sadiq Khan, Labour candidate for London Mayor The new National Living Wage is set to transform low pay across Britain. But it will have far less impact in the capital where a far lower proportion of workers earn the legal minimum. Should London have a different approach to tackling low pay, and … Continued

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The 2016 earnings outlook: Will inflation or productivity prevail in Britain’s pay recovery?

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Wages & Income

The UK has experienced a welcome pay rebound this year, helped along by falling unemployment and historically low inflation. But can the pay recovery be sustained into next year? Will rising inflation erode real wage growth, or will stronger productivity gains push nominal pay rises higher still? Which of these will ultimately determine the strength … Continued

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Can we afford to care? The future health of social care

Thursday 12 November 2015

Work & Security

The combination of rising demand, reduced funding and increasing costs stemming from the National Living Wage are set to put an already stretched social care sector under further strain. What additional public funding is needed to maintain social care provision in its current form over the parliament and beyond? Could closer health integration create efficiencies … Continued

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