Sticking plasters are welcome but, for the sake of all generations, a long-term solution for social care is required

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Childcare & Families

The day after a Budget is the traditional time for commentators to form a view on just who the winners and losers really are. From this perspective, it would be easy to chalk up the much-trailed announcements on social care as a win for older generations. But as the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission is currently … Continued

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A Spring Budget for young, old and those in between?

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Shared Growth

At certain points in the political cycle the distribution of winners and losers at Budget time is viewed fairly cynically, with the government presumed to be focused only on vote-maximisation. But with the prospect of an early election kicked into the long grass, Phillip Hammond’s second fiscal statement this week should instead be revealing of … Continued

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A-typical year?

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Wages & Income

Atypical is an apt word for describing 2016. From the celebrity death rate to decisions at the ballot box in the UK and America that are fundamentally reshaping politics, there’s a definite sense of disruption. And so it was in the labour market. Granted, 2016 wasn’t the year when atypical working patterns broke into the … Continued

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Inheritances and gifts: The generational challenge facing the Chancellor at this week’s Autumn Statement

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Shared Growth

When setting out the challenges facing younger generations – from the hit to pay they’ve suffered post-crisis to the diminishing opportunities to match the housing or pension wealth their parents have– we are often told that it will all be ok once they get their hands on their inheritances. The truth is of course more … Continued

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Five things we learned from today’s earnings figures

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Wages & Income

Today’s publication of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE)  – our least timely but most comprehensive source on employee pay – allows us to assess what was happening to pay across the workforce shortly before the EU referendum, and provides an opportunity for speculation as to what the future holds. Here – in … Continued

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