Analysis and action on living standards
Why low-income households will have to cut back on spending by three times as much as high-income households this winter
The UK has great strengths, but is over a decade into a period of stagnation. The task of the 2020s is to overcome this stagnation while wrestling with a decade of significant economic change, as Britain recovers from the pandemic, adjust s to exiting the EU, and transitions towards a net zero future. This Interim Report brings together the first phase of The Economy 2030 Inquiry’s research, focused on the state of the UK economy and the changes facing it.
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.
This report, the third in an annual series of ‘audits’ of wealth in the UK, uses newly available data on differences in wealth across groups to understand the complicated picture of wealth inequality in the UK, the impact it has on people’s lives and its implications for households as the cost of living crisis intensifies.
Despite the exclusive focus on them to date, a lot of what’s important about tax cuts is going unsaid. This Spotlight contains five lessons about what proposed tax cuts will, and won’t achieve – and the wider economic and fiscal context they sit within.
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:
Resolution Ventures exists to back innovative start-ups seeking to change the world of work for the better and early-stage ventures seeking to improve the prospects of low-to-middle income Britain.
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In our twelfth annual edition of Low Pay Britain, we take stock of how low paid work has changed over the past two decades during the existence of the minimum wage in the UK.
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