Analysis and action on living standards
New report: the UK is facing its highest risk of recession since 2007, and those on lower incomes are particularly exposed. Macroeconomic policy plays a crucial role in supporting the economy in the aftermath of a recession, but is our current framework recession ready?
To begin a three-year investigation of labour market enforcement, we take a closer look at what official data can tell us about violations of labour market rights, who is most at risk, and the redress regime. We find that a worrying share of relevant workers are paid below the wage floor; report they have no paid holiday entitlement; or are not in receipt of a payslip. Worryingly, those most affected are less likely than average to take formal action to realise their rights.
The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank focused on improving the 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.
There are bad ideas, really bad ideas – and then there’s abolishing inheritance tax. This is the new top priority announced by the Brexit Party – one of only two policies beyond Brexit.
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead our work on the UK social security system and help drive the production of high quality, innovative economic analysis and associated social policy recommendations.
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:
In our latest quarterly Earnings Outlook, we focus on two of the biggest changes to the UK labour market over the past two decades – rising self-employment (from 3.4 million in 1999 to 5 million today) and the introduction and ramping up of the legal minimum wage (from £3.60 in 1999 to £8.21 today) – to assess whether the two trends are linked.
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