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

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Incomes and Inequality

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 incomes faring? And what are the prospects for living standards over the remainder of the parliament?

At its landmark annual event, the Resolution Foundation presented findings from its 2016 living standards audit. Heidi Allen MP, Guardian Columnist Polly Toynbee and Gideon Skinner discussed prospects for living standards, and whether the recovery is being shared equally, before taking part in a Q&A.