Economy 2030
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Net Zero

Getting warmth up and bills down

How can the UK insulate its housing stock?

UpcomingMonday 12 December 2022

Register to attend in person or to receive an access link. The current energy crisis has highlighted the disaster that is Britain’s poorly insulated housing stock – costing millions of households hundreds of pounds this winter alone. And it is about time, with drastically improving the energy efficiency of our homes the biggest net zero … Continued

Economic growth
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Political parties and elections

The experts strike back?

A joint Resolution Foundation and Political Quarterly launch event for Politicians and economic experts: the limits of technocracy by Anna Killick

UpcomingThursday 8 December 2022

Register to attend in person or receive online access link. Refreshments from 5:30pm. The relationship between politicians and economists has always been complicated, and it has become particularly rocky in Britain over the last decade. Divisions during the Brexit referendum prompted Michael Gove to quip that Britain had ‘had enough of experts’ while a key … Continued

Clocking in and out

Is choice or circumstance driving part-time work among low earners?

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Working hours, not just hourly pay rates, are a key determinant of living standards. Historically, men have tended to work more paid hours than women, with working hours for both sexes increasing substantially between the ages of 18 and 25. But over recent decades these trends appear to be weakening, with increasing numbers of young … Continued

Economy 2030
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Cities and regions

The future of the UK economy

The role of the West Midlands in renewing the UK’s economic strategy

Tuesday 29 November 2022

The United Kingdom is facing a decisive decade of huge economic change, from restructuring after Brexit and the pandemic, to urgently transitioning towards a net zero future, and adapting to technological shifts amid an ageing population. But it is doing that against a backdrop of low growth and high inequality, a toxic combination that leaves … Continued

The future of the UK economy

Navigating a route to a fairer and more prosperous Wales, and beyond

Thursday 24 November 2022

The whole of the United Kingdom is facing a decisive decade of huge economic change, from tackling the energy bills crisis, to restructuring after Brexit and the pandemic, and urgently transitioning towards a net zero future. These shifts present big new opportunities for people and places throughout Wales, such as being a hub for renewable … Continued

Ventures

WorkerTech meetup and mixer

How can technology help to improve the prospects and power of workers?

Monday 21 November 2022

What does the future of fair work look like and how can technology help to improve the prospects and power of workers? Join us on 21st November for a WorkerTech meetup and mixer, hear provocations from our speakers on the market forces and structural challenges workers are faced with in the UK and hear examples of how we … Continued

Economy 2030

How to navigate economic storms

Lessons from Britain’s past

Thursday 17 November 2022

Britain is one of many countries today in the midst of an economic storm – battered by high inflation, rising interest rates and falling GDP, and set against a wider backdrop of low growth and high inequality. But this is merely the latest of many economic storms the country has had to weather in recent … Continued

Ventures
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Skills

Impact investing in technology to address skills and employment challenges

Resolution Foundation event during Week of VocTech

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Ufi Ventures, the Resolution Foundation and guests explore the future of investment in impact, with a focus on skills technology. The session will explore: What is the opportunity for early-stage investing in new solutions to tackle ‘future of work’ skills and employment challenges? What is the market outlook for impact businesses compared to others in … Continued

Mortgaged millennials to bitterly cold boomers

Assessing the cost of living crisis across generations

Monday 14 November 2022

Rising energy bills are with us and rising mortgage bills are on the way. While wages are falling far behind inflation, debates rage about whether benefits or the state pension should do the same. Older workers have not returned to the labour market post-Covid, while younger workers may suffer most from the unemployment rise the … Continued

Unfair treatment

Assessing the scale of workplace discrimination, and efforts to stamp it out

Tuesday 8 November 2022

Anti-discrimination laws have been with us since the 1960s, but despite this discrimination against workers based on protected characteristics such as race, gender and disability remains prevalent in many workplaces today. This can affect who gets which job, and means the world of work feels very different for different people.  And while there are routes … Continued

Under new management

Where will the new Prime Minister steer the UK economy?

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Britain is in the midst of a political and economic crisis, with four Chancellors and three Prime Ministers in four months. And with the latest political turmoil triggered by attempts to completely rewrite economic policy, the new Prime Minister is under intense pressure to demonstrate his economic credibility, calm the markets and reduce the pressure … Continued

Demographics
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Macroeconomic policy

Demographic destiny?

How age, race, gender and class shape our economy

Monday 17 October 2022

People’s characteristics can shape many aspects of their lives, including their economic lives – from where they shop and live, the assets they hold – and the jobs they do. These impacts filter through to the shape of a country’s economy – with knock-on effects for government spending, interest rates, wealth and longer-term growth. Attempts to achieve widely shared … Continued

Stagnation Nation

The role of Greater Manchester in renewing the UK’s economic strategy for the 2020s

Wednesday 12 October 2022

A joint event with Resolution Foundation and Greater Manchester Combined Authority The United Kingdom is facing a decisive decade of huge economic change, from tackling the energy bills crisis, to restructuring after Brexit and the pandemic, and urgently transitioning towards a net zero future. But it is doing that against a backdrop of low growth … Continued

Demographics
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Political parties and elections

The Generation Strain

How can a Conservative Government offer a brighter economic future for young and old?

Sunday 2 October 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Conservative Party Conference 2022.  The pandemic triggered an exodus of older workers from the labour market, while the economic stagnation that Liz Truss has vowed to address has meant that eight million young people in Britain today have never experienced a period sustained rising wages. We will discuss how both young … Continued

What next?

The impact of Trussonomics, tax cuts and market turmoil

Thursday 29 September 2022

The last few days have seen a radical reshaping of the Government’s economic policy and a radical reaction from financial markets. Out have gone both Treasury orthodoxy and the legacy of the Johnson premiership, and in are lower taxes, higher borrowing – and higher borrowing costs as spooked markets respond. Will this new strategy boost … Continued

Political parties and elections

The Big Economy Debate

How Can Britain Tackle The Cost-of-Living Crisis And Build A Better Future?

Monday 26 September 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2022. This event is sponsored by Natwest. Britain is braced for an acute cost of living crisis facing households and business this winter, and the squeeze is set to continue to well into next year. This latest squeeze is set against a broader backdrop of low growth … Continued

Political parties and elections

Stagnation Nation

Tackling The UK’s Toxic Combination Of Low Growth And High Inequality

Sunday 25 September 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2022. The UK is set for a decade of profound economic change – from the impact and aftermaths of the Covid-19 and energy bills crises, to navigating a new future outside the EU and urgently transitioning towards a low carbon economy. How might economic change play out over … Continued

Slouching towards utopia?

Brad DeLong on the economic history of the 20th century

Wednesday 14 September 2022

The 20th century was one of unparalleled economic growth – from rising living standards and an explosion of material wealth, to massive falls in poverty and deprivation. But it was also one of huge economic disruption, caused by, and the cause of, brutal global conflicts, as well as one of competing economic philosophies and outlooks, … Continued

The future of the UK economy

Navigating a route to a fairer and more prosperous Northern Ireland, and beyond

Monday 12 September 2022

The whole of the United Kingdom is facing a decisive decade of huge economic change, from tackling the energy bills crisis, to restructuring after Brexit and the pandemic, and urgently transitioning towards a net zero future. These shifts present big new opportunities for people and places throughout Northern Ireland, such as being a hub for … Continued

A bleak midwinter?

The cost-of-living crisis facing Britain and its new Prime Minister

Thursday 1 September 2022

Britain is in the midst of a painful cost-of-living squeeze, with double digit inflation prompting the biggest fall in real wages since the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. And the crisis will get far worse in the coming months as inflation continues to rise, energy bills soar, and rising interest rates are felt in higher … Continued

Whose wealth boom?

Assessing the UK’s changing wealth gaps

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Britain has experienced a wealth surge in recent decades even as household incomes have stagnated. Wealth really matters in both good times and tough times – from young families buying their first home, to drawing on savings in the face of rising energy bills. But not everyone has shared in Britain’s wealth boom, and understanding … Continued

Monetary policy in troubled times and beyond

Valedictory speech by MPC Member Michael Saunders

Monday 18 July 2022

Having taken more of a backseat in the economic policy response to the pandemic, monetary policy is back centre stage as central banks around the world grapple with the highest inflation many countries have seen in generations. Monetary policy makers are having to make crucial judgements over the pace and scale of interest rates rises … Continued

Stagnation Nation?

The Economy 2030 Inquiry conference

Wednesday 13 July 2022

The UK is facing a decisive decade of economic change, as we emerge from the pandemic, adjust to Brexit, and urgently transition towards a net zero future. Some hope these changes will help us overcome the stagnation that has seen the UK enter the 2020s with low growth and high inequality – be that via … Continued

Power, pay and profits

What do shifts in firm and worker power mean for wages?

Thursday 7 July 2022

Firms create value – at least the successful ones do. But who benefits, the firm’s owners or workers, and by how much, is often up for grabs. That’s why power in our labour market matters. It doesn’t just affect the level of wages, but the inequality of those wages too. The power of workers – … Continued

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