Bangladeshi and Pakistani households have seen fastest income growth this century

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Huge gaps in household income between different ethnicities persist Large living standards gaps between different ethnicities persist in Britain, with typical Bangladeshi household incomes being £8,900 (35 per cent) lower than the White British median; Pakistani households £8,700 less (34 per cent) and typical Black African households £5,600 less (22 per cent), according to new … Continued

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Main parties’ tax and benefit plans to hit younger generations hardest

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The tax and benefit policies of the two main parties risk further straining the contract between generations by hitting younger working age families more than older generations, new analysis of the parties’ manifestos by the Resolution Foundation published today (Thursday) has found. Fairness between generations has emerged as a strong theme across both manifestos. The … Continued

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Older households on modest incomes are struggling to save for retirement despite 20-year jobs boom

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The recent pay squeeze has left many of Britain’s 1.8 million older low and middle income households struggling to save for retirement, despite enjoying strong employment growth over the last 20 years. This is according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the Centre for Ageing Better and the Resolution Foundation. With the electoral … Continued

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West of England City region has seen strongest economic recovery outside London

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  Rising rents and house prices are swallowing up the living standards gains from the West of England city region’s impressive economic performance over the last decade, according to a new report published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation. A Western Union – published ahead of the West of England’s first ever Metro Mayoral election … Continued

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Decades of employment failure have turned the West Midlands into Britain’s Brexit capital

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A poor employment performance stretching back decades is turning the West Midlands city region into Britain’s biggest employment blackspot, and played a key role in the region’s vote to leave the EU, according to a new report published today (Monday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. As the area prepares to elect its first … Continued

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Tackling living standards divide across Greater Manchester must be top priority for new Metro Mayor

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    Greater Manchester’s impressive leadership on the national devolution agenda should now be used to tackle the stark living standards inequalities between local areas across the city region, according to a new report published today (Tuesday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation. The Foundation’s report looks at the city region’s successes and failures … Continued

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