Analysis and action on living standards
Charting the changing size and shape of the UK tax system
Labour have doubled down on plans to increase the size of the state, and their ambitious spending pledges have been matched by ambitious revenue-raising plans. There is now a very big choice facing the country on the size of the state it wants, and how it should be funded.
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.
There is no bigger change to our economy over the past decade than the employment boom. Why are so many of us working? Because we’re a lot poorer than we expected to be.
Housing has risen up the public and political priority list in recent decades. In this report we offer five policy approaches that, if implemented, would help address the deep seated issues that lie at the core of the public’s housing concerns.
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:
The UK’s tight labour market is delivering improvements for many, but big challenges remain that current policies and debates aren’t yet rising to meet. The UK can learn from emerging discussions and policy innovations in other Anglo-Saxon economies.
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