Coronanomics: Challenges from the distributional impact of the crisis

UpcomingFriday 11 December 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. While the health implications of the COVID-19 crisis have fallen overwhelmingly on older generations, the economic fallout has fallen heavily on the young and those on lower incomes. Given the highly uneven impact of the crisis, policymakers face huge challenges in preventing the crisis from creating new … Continued

Coronanomics: Challenges facing policy and governance

UpcomingTuesday 8 December 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has been the toughest test for many governments in generations. From suppressing the virus and ensuring healthcare systems can cope, to dealing with the fallout in terms of support for businesses and households, governments are facing huge policy battles, and on multiple … Continued

Coronanomics: Challenges from the unequal impact on the labour market

UpcomingMonday 7 December 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected almost everyone’s working life, but in very different ways – from remote working, to being furloughed and losing work altogether. The speed and scale of rising unemployment in many countries has been unprecedented. And with the crisis far from over, unemployment is … Continued

Coronanomics: Challenges facing fiscal policy makers

UpcomingMonday 30 November 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. With a decade of low interest rates, low growth and low inflation leaving central banks in advanced economies unable to perform their traditional role of supporting the economy during a downturn, fiscal policy must step up and play the leading role this time around. This changes radically … Continued

Coronanomics

The economic challenges of COVID-19

UpcomingMonday 30 November 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended economies across the world. The daunting scale, pace and uncertainty of the crisis has presented huge challenges for economics, and for economic policymakers attempting to steer countries through it while limiting the damage to citizens’ lives and livelihoods. And even if a vaccine is found soon, the legacy of the … Continued

Cash for Covid

Assessing the Spending Review and economic outlook

Thursday 26 November 2020

With economic uncertainty running high, the Chancellor has cancelled his Budget and scaled down his upcoming Spending Review. But he still faces big decisions about how much of this year’s exceptional spending will continue into next year to support the economy and tackle the virus. Add in fresh forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continued

Coping with the crunch

COVID-19’s impact on household incomes, savings and debt

Monday 16 November 2020

The spring lockdown caused the biggest short-term income shock since the mid-1970s, with better off households seeing their savings rise while lower income families took on more debt. But this pandemic has now had eight months to run, with more difficult months ahead as the Government tightens restrictions across the country. Policy makers need a … Continued

Paying for Covid

Repairing the public finances without derailing the economy

Thursday 12 November 2020

COVID-19 has already been extremely expensive, with borrowing forecast to exceed £400 billion this year and a substantial deficit set to continue well after the crisis has passed. But that borrowing has been crucial in supporting the economy through the deepest recession for 300 years and government spending has a crucial role to play in … Continued

Workertech

Using technology to improve Britain’s post-covid labour market for low earners

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Technology is changing the world of work – from app-based firms to the roll-out of remote workplaces during the Covid-19 pandemic. The benefits of these new technologies can often pass low-earners by, or add to greater insecurity in their working lives. But new technologies also have the potential to improve workers’ pay, skills and career … Continued

From locking down to ‘levelling up’ Wales

The past, present and future of Welsh living standards

Thursday 5 November 2020

Wales is often absent from Westminster-based discussions around ‘levelling up’, despite household incomes in Wales lagging as far behind the UK average as those in the north of England. But the Welsh government’s policy levers are far stronger than those of English regions, and that status and voice within the UK has become more prominent … Continued

Covid-insecure

How safe are our workplaces during the pandemic?

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Some types of workplace have long been recognised as hazardous, but the Covid-19 pandemic means new health and safety risks at work are now widespread. While people are once again being urged to stay away from their workplace if possible, that is not an option for millions of workers in shops and warehouses, schools and … Continued

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Where has six months of this crisis left workers, and what’s coming next

Wednesday 28 October 2020

As unemployment rates start to rise six months into this crisis, there are countless human stories of how workers have been affected. Some workers have had to adjust to lower pay or fewer hours, while others are worried about life after furlough, or have switched jobs or lost their livelihoods altogether. In order to understand … Continued

Lives, livelihoods and lifestyles

The impact of the covid crisis across generations

Thursday 8 October 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has cost tens of thousands of lives, millions of people’s livelihoods and upended everyone’s daily life. While younger generations have the lowest health risk from the virus, the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Audit – the first comprehensive assessment of how the crisis has affected different generations across society – will provide fresh analysis … Continued

How numbers can run, ruin and save the world

Book launch for 'How to make the world add up' by Tim Harford

Monday 28 September 2020

Pandemic life can feel dominated by statistics – whether its covid rates going up, GDP coming down, or algorithms ruining kids’ exam results. Making sense of this data can be a force for good, but it can also mislead, confuse or leave people cold. Tim Harford is one of the world’s leading – and most … Continued

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Raising pay vs protecting jobs?

Where next for the National Living Wage

Thursday 24 September 2020

Live interactive webinar. This pandemic has shone a spotlight on the vital work done by Britain’s low-paid workers who, from supermarket staff to care workers, were the most likely to continue working even while the rest of the economy was shut down or working from home. Many people would agree that a higher minimum wage … Continued

City limits?

Living with, and recovering from, Covid-19

Monday 21 September 2020

Live interactive webinar.  City economies have been upended by Covid-19, as it changes what we do and where we do it. City regions across the country are having to rethink their strategies for success in the face of these new challenges. Greater Manchester is at the forefront of this debate, having only last year published … Continued

Is Britain working?

The jobs market in a time of crisis

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Live interactive webinar. From the early surge in Universal Credit claims to the sharp drop in employees in HMRC payroll data and redundancies among big name brands on the High Street, there is mounting evidence that Britain is in the midst of a jobs crisis. And with the Job Retention Scheme due to end this … Continued

All in this together again?

The impact of the covid policy response across generations

Thursday 10 September 2020

Live interactive webinar.  The overall scale of the Government’s policy response to the crisis is well known, from tens of billions spent on the Job Retention Scheme to significant increases in benefit levels. But it’s impact across generations is less well understood. How effective has Government policy been at supporting the incomes of different cohorts? … Continued

Changing times

Where next after four decades of time use evolution, and four months of time use revolution?

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link The way individuals and households split their time between work, chores and leisure has changed dramatically over the past four decades. Debates about how it should change further, including calls for a shorter working week, had already taken off – even before this slow time use evolution was thrown … Continued

Covid-compressed incomes?

The past, present and future of crisis-hit living standards

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link The coronavirus public health crisis has prompted the biggest economic downturn in a century, the sharpest rise in benefit claims since records began, and a £190 billion policy response. These are big numbers and stark records, but what do they all amount to for the economic measure … Continued

Where next?

Trade wars, class wars and globalisation

Thursday 9 July 2020

Live interactive webinar to launch new book ‘Trade Wars are Class Wars’ by Matthew C. Klein.  While the first decade of the 21st century was marked by the seemingly unstoppable march of rising trade flows and globalisation, the last decade – and the last few years in particular – have been marked by trade disputes … Continued

The full monty

Facing up to the scale of the COVID-19 jobs crisis

Monday 29 June 2020

The Foundation will present highlights from a major new report into the nature of our jobs crisis and recommendations for how policy makers should respond, before we hear from leading experts on how to tackle high unemployment.

Weathering the storm

How wealth shapes the ability of families to face this economic crisis

Monday 22 June 2020

Individual wealth has grown significantly in recent decades, increasing from three- to nearly seven-times GDP since the 1980s. However, neither policy nor politics have kept pace with the scale of this change. The Resolution Foundation has joined the Standard Life Foundation to embark on the three-year project which audits wealth in the UK, helping us … Continued

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