The RF Earnings Outlook Q3 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In Q3 2017 labour market observers were looking for signs that nominal pay growth could finally be picking up or that the British job creation machine was running out of steam. There was evidence of both, and the big question for 2018 is whether they’re sustained. The employment rate fell to 75 per cent, from … Continued

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Earnings Outlook Q2 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

This Earnings Outlook looks at the second quarter of 2017. This was a period in which we saw the best and worst of the UK labour market. On the one hand, compared to a year earlier real pay fell by 0.5 per cent; yet on the other hand the unemployment rate hit a low not … Continued

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Changing Lanes: The impact of different post-Brexit trading policies on the cost of living

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Public Finances and the Economy

The issue of trade has returned to the frontline of British policy making and politics for the first time in 40 years, but little has been said about what the impact of changes in the UK’s trade regime could be on living standards. This paper aims to fill that gap by looking at what impact … Continued

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