Analysis and action on living standards
Assessing trends in social security to prepare for the decade of change ahead
The higher energy price cap due to be introduced on April 1 will see energy costs jump by more than 50 per cent overnight, tripling the share of English households experiencing ‘fuel stress’ from 9 per cent to 27 per cent. In our latest spotlight, we explore the scale of the impending crisis and lay out strategies for Government intervention.
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.
Times are tough for many at present, as prices rise and Omicron puts the UK’s tentative economic recovery in jeopardy. In this quarter’s spotlight we assess the living standards prospects of social renters, and in particular consider what soaring inflation means for their housing costs as they head into the spring.
This Labour Market Outlook focuses on the prospects for wages over the next year, and whether pay growth is likely to compensate for expected rises in the cost of living in early 2022.
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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This year we update our analysis of income before Covid-19; assess how incomes are faring during the crisis; and consider factors that will have an important bearing on household incomes in the future.
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