Get off your (courier) bike: Getting millennials’ careers back on track

Monday 26 February 2018

Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

Young people have been hit harder than any other age group by the post-crash pay squeeze, but their pay problems predated the financial crisis. Youth unemployment is low, but millennials are disproportionately likely to find themselves in insecure work. And while millennials are often thought of ‘job hoppers’, they’re actually moving jobs less frequently than … Continued


Capital punishment? Wealth taxation in 21st century Britain

Monday 5 March 2018

Tax and Welfare

Speech by Resolution Foundation Executive Chair Lord David Willetts Britain owns a record £13 trillion of wealth – a figure that has grown much faster than GDP in recent decades, while the share of tax collected from it has stayed the same. Given the huge fiscal pressures Britain faces in the coming years and decades, … 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


Inequality in the UK: speech to the Resolution Foundation by Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Incomes and Inequality

There is a vast gap between the living standards of the better and least well off in the UK. Under the surface, there are also stark generational and regional divides. Recently widening wealth inequality is now one of the greatest challenges facing the country. Seven decades after the foundation of the welfare state, why are … Continued


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

Monday 10 July 2017

Incomes and Inequality

Speech by Business Secretary Greg Clark MP 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 living standards? Does the local population benefit … Continued