Wages are the single biggest contributor to household living standards.
Finding affordable, secure and high-quality housing is a challenge for many UK families.
Getting a job, and then getting on at work, is the essential means through which households can improve their circumstances.
Despite years of historically low interest rates, UK households remain heavily indebted and those on modest incomes have limited savings.
The design of the tax and welfare system is of vital importance in providing support to families and ensuring that work pays.
Boosting household incomes over the coming years will critically depend on increasing employment, not least among women.
Analysis of the choices to be made on public spending, tax and debt consolidation – and how they affect us.
After years of stagnating living standards for families on low and middle incomes, how can they steadily improve again?
The Intergenerational Commission hosted by the Resolution Foundation is currently running and is chaired by David Willetts. It brings together a high level panel of commissioners to explore the issue of fairness between the generations.READ MORE
Each year Resolution Foundation publishes an overview of the issues facing those on low to middle incomes. As well as mapping living standards, the latest instalment helps us understand how long the rebuilding of them will take.READ MORE
The Commission on Living Standards was an independent and wide ranging investigation into the faltering economic position of low to middle income Britain. It ran for 18 months throughout 2011 and 2012, bringing together leading employers, economists and trade unionists to examine the causes and the consequences of the squeeze.READ MORE