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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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Matthew Hancock MP in conversation with David Willetts on the living wage

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Wages & Income

The Chancellor’s announcement of a National Living Wage, a policy based in part on the recommendations of the Resolution Foundation review into the future of the Minimum Wage, was arguably the most eye-catching announcement of the Summer Budget. This higher wage floor will deliver a welcome boost to low-paid workers, but implementing it will be … Continued


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How does Labour reclaim economic and fiscal credibility?

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Fiscal Choices

As Labour seeks to rebuild after the 2015 election defeat, what must the party do to win back voters trust on its handling of the economy? At a Resolution Foundation event Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle will outline how she believes Labour can reclaim economic credibility, while Director of the IFS Paul Johnson, Guardian columnist … Continued