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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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All bound up? Monetary policy in recovery and beyond

Thursday 28 January 2016

Public Finances and the Economy

UK monetary policy is in a remarkable place, with the base rate nearing seven years at its historic low of 0.5 per cent and the Bank of England introducing a range of unconventional measures in order to help deal with the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. While this must unwind at some point, rates … Continued

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Weathering the storm: the recent past, present and future of UK monetary policy

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Public Finances and the Economy

Resolution Foundation hosted David Miles’s outgoing speech as a member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee. A member of the Monetary Policy Committee – the body responsible for setting the Bank of England’s base rate –  since 2009, David Miles has been a key policy maker during a truly fascinating and tumultuous period for … 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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Closer to the edge: prospects for household debt repayment when interest rates start to rise

Thursday 11 July 2013

Housing, Wealth and Debt

Despite difficult economic times and the persistence of tight credit conditions, latest OBR projections suggest that aggregate household debt is set to increase by around one-quarter between 2011 and 2017. With many commentators expecting interest rates to start climbing back upwards from 2015, the ability of households to service their credit commitments will depend critically … Continued

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On borrowed time: Will household debt undermine economic recovery?

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Housing, Wealth and Debt

This event examined the scale and distribution of household debt in the UK and asked how much of a risk it poses to economic growth. It is more than four years since the UK entered recession, and whilst there are some signs of improvement, there is no doubt that the recovery has been sluggish – … Continued

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