Welcome inflation fall but poorest households are experiencing the biggest price pressures

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Wages & Income

  Welcome inflation fall but poorest households are experiencing the biggest price pressures The poorest households have experienced higher inflation than the richest households since the start of the year, the Resolution Foundation said today (Tuesday) in response to the latest inflation figures, which saw CPIH fall to 2.6 per cent in June. New Resolution … Continued

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Income growth halved in the run up to the 2017 General Election

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  Britain beset by big divides on housing, age and inequality The mini living standards boom between 2013 and 2015 came to an abrupt halt in the year running up to the recent General Election, with income growth halving to just 0.7 per cent, according to a major new report published today (Saturday) by the … Continued

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Minimum wage protection should be extended to the self-employed in the gig economy and other sectors

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RF proposal would protect the self-employed who do not set their own prices from extreme low pay The government should extend minimum wage legislation to protect some of the UK’s 4.8 million self-employed workforce as part of its drive to tackle low pay and insecurity in the modern workforce, according to a new report published today … Continued

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Britain should aim to have the lowest persistent poverty rates in Europe

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Commenting on the latest ONS figures on persistent poverty published today (Tuesday), David Finch, Senior Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “While overall poverty rates in the UK are broadly in line with the rest of Europe, it’s encouraging to see that the risk of staying in poverty is far lower here, though it … Continued

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