Analysis and action on living standards
The Resolution Foundation has published a series of reports assessing the shape of the state, and exploring the main parties’ plans on housing, tax and spend, and fiscal policy.
Age has become increasingly important for party choice over recent decades, with the Brexit vote turbo-charging these differences - but at the same time, Britain’s demographic divergence means that the average ages of constituencies are growing apart.
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 richest 10 per cent of households own almost half of the nation’s wealth having benefitted most from the recent wealth boom. In contrast, typical households in parts of the North and the Midlands are still no wealthier than they were before the financial crisis.
Both the Conservatives and Labour already look highly likely to be on course to break the fiscal rules they announced less than a month ago.
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:
An analysis of manifesto commitments on housing
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