Analysis and action on living standards
Budget 2021 and the challenge of delivering a rapid recovery from Covid-19
Using new data from a representative survey of UK working-age adults, we examine the impact of the third lockdown on the labour market, and we ask what the crisis having dragged on for almost a whole year means for its effects.
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.
The coronavirus crisis has had huge repercussions across the economy, and the corporate sector is no exception. This paper analyses how the crisis has affected firms’ finances, puts that in context compared to previous recessions, and assesses the ability of firms to contribute to the post-crisis recovery.
Do you want to help find solutions to society’s biggest problems? Have you ever thought about working for a think tank? This event is aimed at people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, people with work-limiting conditions or disabilities, young adults with caring responsibilities (including young parents), mature students, people from lower-income backgrounds and care leavers.
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:
Read our latest reports on education leavers during the crisis, lockdown living conditions, negative equity risks and income support schemes ahead of our annual Intergenerational Audit this October.
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Want to find out how much pay has grown since the financial crisis? Or which generation had it best when it comes to housing costs? We make some of our living standards datasets available online for the public to explore.
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