Falling through the cracks: the widening gap between unemployment and benefit statistics

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Tax and Welfare

The implementation of Universal Credit, by combining six in- and out-of-work benefits into one, could provide a much needed refocus on groups at the edges of the labour market who need support. It is also an opportunity to provide greater practical support to people stuck at low levels of earnings. But our analysis suggests the … Continued

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The million dollar be-question: inheritances, gifts, and their implications for generational living standards

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

This report assesses the role that intergenerational family transfers – inheritances and gifts – will play in addressing the generational living standards challenge that Britain faces. Nowhere is this challenge clearer than in relation to home ownership and wider wealth accumulation for today’s younger generation, so the future flow of assets down generations appears an … Continued

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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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Don’t believe the hype: work, robots, history

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Incomes and Inequality

This project was undertaken as part of the Historians in Residence programme, which is based at King’s College, London. The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Resolution Foundation. This project seeks to explore the historical development of digital technology in the UK … Continued

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