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London stalling? The past, present and future of our capital’s economy

Wednesday 27 June 2018

London is often said to be a different country within the UK, and it’s living standards story differs from the rest of the country too. How dependent is post-financial crisis London on the City? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the capital’s labour market? How is housing shaping the living standards challenges Londoners face? … Continued

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The implications of Brexit for monetary policy: Martin Weale speech

Monday 18 July 2016

Public Finances and the Economy

Valedictory speech by Monetary Policy Committee member Martin Weale Martin Weale, in his last speech as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, assessed what can be learned so far about the implications for monetary policy of Britain’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. He discussed, in the light of the experience of a … Continued

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How does Labour reclaim economic and fiscal credibility?

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Public Finances and the Economy

As Labour seeks to rebuild after the 2015 election defeat, what must the party do to win back voters trust on its handling of the economy? At a Resolution Foundation event Shadow Business Secretary Angela Eagle will outline how she believes Labour can reclaim economic credibility, while Director of the IFS Paul Johnson, Guardian columnist … Continued

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Tax cuts in tough times – who really gains?

Monday 1 December 2014

Tax and Welfare

The three main political parties have all pledged to cut taxes with the stated aim of helping low and middle income households in the next parliament. But who really benefits from these policies and how much will they cost? The Resolution Foundation presented new analysis of the distribution of gains under the different parties’ approaches, and … Continued

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A Parliament of pain? – The fiscal choices beyond 2015 and the implications for cuts, taxes, investment and debt

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Public Finances and the Economy

With roughly half of the fiscal consolidation still to come, the state of the public finances will remain a defining theme of the next parliament. Beyond the first year of the next parliament there is little clarity as to how fiscal balance will be restored. However, the emerging positions from each of the main political … Continued

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Living in the House of Debt

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Very high levels of household debt have been a stubbornly persistent feature of many developed economies – including those of the UK and the US – before, during and since the financial crisis. The Resolution Foundation has led UK analysis of how this debt may carry severe consequences for many families and for the wider … Continued

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Reflections on the Budget

Thursday 20 March 2014

Public Finances and the Economy

At this private roundtable held the morning after the Budget, Jonathan Portes – Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research – analysed some of the Budget’s key announcements and implications. His presentation was followed by short responses from Vicky Pryce (Economist and business consultant ), Professor Tony Travers (LSE) and Ben Page (chief executive of Ipsos … Continued

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