Home improvements: action to address the housing challenges faced by young people

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

As the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission enters its final stages, this report sets out our view on how we can tackle one of the biggest issues for young people in 21st century Britain: the housing crisis. Here, we move beyond a diagnosis of the problem and instead set out a series of policy options relating … Continued

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The RF Earnings Outlook Q4 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In Q4 2017 the pay squeeze that had affected the UK economy since the beginning of the year was starting to dissipate, leaving people looking forward to a better (at least in terms of pay growth) 2018. However, the extent to which this year will bring relatively robust growth, or the more anaemic variety, remains … Continued

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Home affairs: options for reforming property taxation

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Over the past 18 months, research for the Intergenerational Commission has illustrated how the assumption that each generation will do better than the one before it is under pressure. This paper is one of a series that moves beyond the diagnosis of these problems to consider what action is needed to address generational living standards … Continued

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Sugar rush: Spring Statement response

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Public Finances and the Economy

With next year expected to mark the point at which both the current deficit is finally eliminated and the debt-to-GDP ratio starts to fall, the Chancellor’s ‘tiggerish’ stance yesterday is understandable. But the light at the end of the austerity tunnel remains all too faint for the moment. For households, the next few years are … Continued

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A man for all seasons? What the Chancellor can expect in the OBR’s Spring outlook

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Public Finances and the Economy

On a number of measures, the economic outlook has brightened a little since the ‘bloodbath’ of the Autumn Budget, meaning the Chancellor is likely to receive some good news on the deficit at next week’s Spring Statement But if the OBR follows the same path as the Bank of England and other forecasters, it is … Continued

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The kids aren’t alright: a new approach to tackle the challenges faced by young people in the UK labour market

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has analysed the breakdown of generational progress in a number of domains, including housing, the welfare state and the labour market. In terms of the latter we have outlined how the assumption that each generation will earn more than the one before it no longer appears to hold. This paper … Continued

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