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Privacy Policy

The Resolution Foundation is an independent charity working to improve living standards for people in Britain on low to middle incomes. To achieve this we conduct rigorous research, analysis and policy development to inform public debate and influence key decision makers in government, the private sector, and civil society. We are committed to protecting your privacy. We follow the relevant legal requirements and take all reasonable precautions to safeguard personal information.


We make every effort to ensure the information on our website is accurate and up-to-date. We cannot accept responsibility, however, for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained on our site. Links to other sites are provided for your convenience and do not imply our endorsement of them. We cannot be responsible for any information contained on other websites. If you link to these sites, they may collect information in accordance with their own privacy policies. External sites are not within our control and are not covered by this privacy policy.

Mailing list

Any information you submit via the Resolution Foundation website will only be used by us to communicate with you about our work. When you request to be added to our mailing list, you are consenting for us to contact you about events, publications, and other news relating to our work. Your contact details are held with by our mailing list provider By signing up to our mailing list you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of ( We do not share this information with any other organisation. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email we send you or by sending your name and email address to: with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

Research, Media and Case Studies

It’s a great help to us to stay in touch with families on low to middle incomes because it helps us understand the pressures they face. Any information submitted to the Resolution Foundation will only be used by us as part of our research. We do not share personal or sensitive information provided to us with any third party organisation. We do not share contact details provided to us with any third party without consent. If you have agreed to take part in our research or media work, we will make every effort to ensure that the information we keep is stored securely and kept for no longer than necessary. Any information submitted as a part of our research or media case study work will be kept for up to one year since the last contact. We review the information we hold annually and contact everyone to ensure the details we hold are up to date. You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us at and your details will be removed immediately.

‘Tracking Families’ Research Project

If you take part in our ‘Tracking Families’ research project we ask about household finances which includes information about income and expenditure. This information is recorded on video and written records are made during the interview. Sensitive data is then anonymised and held separately from your contact details on our secure server. Written notes are destroyed securely. With your consent we make an edited version of the video recording available on our website for up to 18 months. If you no longer wish to remain on our database or be a part of the research project, please contact us at

Media Case Studies

From time to time we contact people who are willing to speak to the media to highlight the pressures faced by low to middle income households and the information we keep (e.g. name, contact details, personal data such as age, occupation and marital status) is stored securely and kept for no longer than necessary. We keep this information on our database for a year after which we will contact you to confirm if you are still happy for us to keep your details on file. We use this information to see if it fits with the media’s request for an individual to take part in an interview. We never give out your contact details without your permission, and we only approach people who’ve already told us they might be willing to speak to journalists in the right circumstances. You can withdraw consent at any time by contacting


If you apply for a position with the Foundation, or send a speculative CV, we keep your details on file for no longer than one year from the closing date of the post applied for or receipt of your CV. All applications are then discarded securely. Resolution Foundation’s policy is to employ the best qualified person for the job advertised and to provide equality of opportunity to all.  In order that we can monitor the effectiveness of our Equal Opportunities Policy and to ensure that we meet our obligations, we request that applicants complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. The information supplied is used for monitoring purposes only and remains strictly confidential. The sensitive date provided is processed separately to application forms and stored in an anonymised form and not matched with an applicant’s identity. The Equal Opportunities form is not used during any stage of the shortlisting or selection process. Completing this form is not a requirement of the job application process.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file downloaded to a device when a user accesses certain websites, allowing a website to recognise that user on subsequent visits.We only use cookies to collect anonymous data about visits to our site via Google’s Analytics service, specifically the first four in their list. By using our site you are consenting to saving and sending us this data. If you do not consent, but still wish to use our site, see this guide for controlling the use of cookies in your browser.

We also offer controls that allow our users to share pages of this site on the social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. If you use these services, they may be notified about your visit, and save their own Cookies, even if you do not use the share buttons.

If you have any queries about any aspect of our privacy policy, please contact us: