City limits: How the UK’s industrial strategy can share living standards gains

Monday 10 July 2017

Shared Growth

Speech by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP Monday 10 July, 9.30-10.30am, Resolution Foundation offices Industrial strategy is back in fashion, at a national and City-region level. And with deep geographic inequalities an unwanted feature of the UK economy, a new focus on tackling these divides is welcome. How can attracting new investment into cities boost … Continued


Minimum entry: Setting a legal wage floor for the gig economy

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Wages & Income

With Adair Turner, Chairman of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and ex-Chair of the Low Pay Commission The rapid rise of self-employment has been the biggest jobs story of the last decade. For some, it represents the best of our flexible labour market and entrepreneurial spirit. For others, it represents a new way to … Continued


After Piketty: Tackling 21st century inequality at home and abroad

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Shared Growth

Thomas Piketty’s landmark book Capital in the Twenty-First Century helped bring the issue of what drives inequality from academia to the heart of political and economic debate in the UK, Europe and the US. The book’s lasting impact has been to trigger a range of wider debates about the new age of inequality it identified. But what, … Continued


The wealth of our nation: who owns what in 21st century Britain

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Debt & Savings

Launch of major work programme on wealth across Britain for the Intergenerational Commission The wealth we accumulate, spend and pass on is too often the forgotten side of big national debates on inequality and living standards, where questions of day to day income dominate. A full lifetime view of our living standards needs to put … Continued


Britain at a crossroads: shaping the nation’s post-Brexit labour market

Monday 12 June 2017

Work & Security

Joint Resolution Foundation and CBI Labour Market Conference Britain’s labour market is at a crossroads, with Brexit, globalisation and the march of technology set to fundamentally change the world of work over the coming years. Planning for these changes should be top of the new government and British businesses’ to do list. What will Brexit … Continued


A family affair: The transfer of wealth across generations

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Shared Growth

From the establishment of primogeniture to the Bank of Mum & Dad the transfer of wealth across generations is both an ancient and very modern issue in Britain. With wealth increasingly concentrated among older generations, the issue of wealth transfers is rising up the political agenda. The desire for families to pass wealth onto the … Continued