The Coming Crunch

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Shared Growth

These are interesting times here at the Resolution Foundation. We’re expanding our team, starting new projects and working in different ways to achieve practical solutions. I hope you’ll keep returning to our new and improved website over the next few weeks and months to follow what we have to say about the position of low-to-middle … Continued

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It’s rising prices as much as spending cuts that will give the Coalition a political headache

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Wages & Income

It’s rising prices as much as spending cuts that will give the Coalition a political headache. Last Wednesday, Bank of England Governor Mervyn King forecast that inflation would remain above its 2% target until at least the end of 2011. British Gas has just announced a 7% price hike.  It all bodes ill for the … Continued

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Investors must learn

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Housing

The government’s announcements to cut the social housing budget to £4.4 billion will hit many low earning households. Coupled with already low rates of affordable house building under the previous government, these proposals will mean that more and more low earning families will be forced into unsuitable private rented sector accommodation. Those fortunate enough to … Continued

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Low income earners will bear the brunt of the cuts

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To protect those at the very bottom, those in work, but on low and modest incomes, are being asked to make sacrifices Thanks to Danny Alexander’s spotless car windows, we have already had a sneak-peak of two pages of today’sspending review. It’s hardly news: 490,000 public sector jobs will go. But the pages also reveal coalition … Continued

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