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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



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


Lord Jim O'Neil

Speaker in discussion on Looking towards first Metro elections

Resolution Foundation

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



Pay day? Tackling Britain’s longstanding low pay problems

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Wages & Income

Keynote speech from Business Minister Margot James Britain has among the highest proportion of low paid workers in any advanced economy – a record that has barely changed in 20 years. The National Living Wage will transform the countries’ low pay landscape and boost the pay of around six million workers. But will plans to … Continued


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One nation divided? The challenge for Britain beyond Brexit

Thursday 22 September 2016

Shared Growth

The recent referendum exposed huge fractures across Britain that went far deeper than voters’ attitudes towards the EU. From immigration to whether the gains from growth were reaching their community, voters’ concerns stretched well beyond the remit of our relationship with Brussels. With the task of bringing the nation together again falling upon the new … Continued