Analysis and action on living standards
Time use in London and the UK over the past 40 years
This year’s report looks at how households were faring before the coronavirus crisis, but also presents our nowcast of how the incomes of different groups were affected during the height of the lockdown. We also look to the future, and discuss the importance of maintaining – and even improving – the safety net in order to protect incomes against the effects of rising unemployment in the months ahead.
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.
Having weathered the first wave of the coronavirus economic storm, country must now focus on how to reopen, revive, and rebuild our economy while the virus remains with us. Here's how the Government should do this.
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:
Look beyond the headlines data on the forces behind current developments in pay, how the fruits are shared, and the short- and longer-term drivers of earnings growth
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