Analysis and action on living standards
This audit provides the first comprehensive assessment of the initial phase of the coronavirus crisis for different generations in Britain
rThe Chancellor has sharply, and rightly, changed course to make Job Support Scheme (JSS) a functioning short-time work scheme, addressing its central flaw. Here's our analysis.
The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving living standards for those on low to middle incomes. We work across a wide range of economic and social policy, combining our core purpose with a commitment to analytical rigour.
As the economy moves into the next phase of this crisis, the Government has six key welfare decisions to make to help stop those who lost their jobs from being left behind.
The coronavirus crisis has had a severe impact on the country’s health, but also its economy and the labour market with it. Policy makers should act now to minimise outflows from the hard-hit sectors and pursue radical action to create jobs across the country.
The Resolution Foundation calculates the real Living Wage – a voluntary hourly pay rate that is based on what families need to get by. The current national rate is:
Read our latest reports on education leavers during the crisis, lockdown living conditions, negative equity risks and income support schemes ahead of our annual Intergenerational Audit this October.
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Want to find out how much pay has grown since the financial crisis? Or which generation had it best when it comes to housing costs? We make some of our living standards datasets available online for the public to explore.
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