Analysis and action on living standards
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New analysis exploring how long-term housing trends have resulted in significant gaps between generations when it comes to living conditions. We argue the inequalities we uncover demand attention from policy makers more than ever before as we face further periods of lockdown.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on the UK economy, as well as other economies around the world. In our work on this topic we consider the scale and nature of the economic shock, and what practical support is needed to help limit the living standards hit to households.
This report is the first in a series of comprehensive, annual reports covering the state of wealth in Britain. In it we focus on the scale and distribution of families’ assets and debt prior to the coronavirus crisis and what that means for living standards.
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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