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WAGES & INCOME

Wages are the single biggest contributor to household living standards.

HOUSING

Finding affordable, secure and high-quality housing is a challenge for many UK families.

WORK & SECURITY

Getting a job, and then getting on at work, is the essential means through which households can improve their circumstances.

DEBT & SAVINGS

Despite years of historically low interest rates, UK households remain heavily indebted and those on modest incomes have limited savings.

WELFARE & TAX REFORM

The design of the tax and welfare system is of vital importance in providing support to families and ensuring that work pays.

CHILDCARE & FAMILIES

Boosting household incomes over the coming years will critically depend on increasing employment, not least among women.

FISCAL CHOICES

Analysis of the choices to be made on public spending, tax and debt consolidation – and how they affect us.

SHARED GROWTH

After years of stagnating living standards for families on low and middle incomes, how can they steadily improve again?