The Great Escape? The chances of escaping low pay in 21st Century Britain

Thursday 19 October 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Speech by Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility Commission Britain has among the highest proportion of low paid workers in Europe, despite the welcome introduction and ramping up of the National Living Wage. While long-term low paid work can leave some in working poverty, it is often argued that it provides a route on … Continued


Party Conferences 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017

Incomes and Inequality

Labour Sunday 24 17.30-19.00 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Hall 7 – Tweed The big economy debate: austerity and living standards Lisa Nandy MP Ed Miliband MP Polly Toynbee, The Guardian Paul Johnson, The IFS Torsten Bell (chair)   Tuesday 26 12.30-13.30 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Lancaster How can Labour boost living standards across Britain’s cities? Marvin Rees, … Continued


Home affront: the outlook for housing for young people across Britain

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

In recent decades, housing has gone from being a driver of falling wealth inequality to playing a central role in Britain’s living standards crisis. Across income groups and the generations we see widespread concern about the housing prospects of younger generations. From the cost of housing to its size, quality and proximity to work, how … Continued


Between a rock and a hard place: 10 years on from Northern Rock

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Public Finances and the Economy

Discussion with former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling Ten years to the day that the financial crisis reached Britain with the news that Northern Rock had requested, and the Bank of England had granted, emergency financial support, the Resolution Foundation is convening key decision makers to reflect on the seismic events that followed and … Continued


Still fees-ible? The future and funding of higher education in England

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Jobs, Skills and Pay

A controversial policy when introduced in 1998, tuition fees for higher education in England have remained a contentious issue. But the debate about their future and the implications for the quantity and quality of higher education in England has reached new heights in recent months. As new undergraduates arrive at universities in the coming weeks there are big … Continued