Analysis and action on living standards
New report: What role can macroeconomic policy can play in alleviating the economic impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit?
On headline measures the labour market remains healthy. Conditions are tight and this continues to feed into decent real pay growth – 2.0 per cent in the three months to August 2019, not far off the levels we came to expect before the recession.
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.
With the government’s current fiscal rules set to expire next year, our paper makes the case for government’s next fiscal framework to move beyond the narrow focus on debt and include a target which encompasses its entire balance sheet of assets and liabilities.
Scrapping inheritance tax would amount to an expensive giveaway to a tiny number of very wealthy households, largely living in the richest parts of the country and concentrated in remain voting constituencies.
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:
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