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
- UPCOMING EVENTS
The UK has experienced a welcome pay rebound this year, helped along by falling unemployment and historically low inflation. But can the pay recovery be sustained into next year? Will rising inflation erode real wage growth, or will stronger productivity gains push nominal pay rises higher still? Which of these will ultimately determine the strength … Continued
After years of stagnating living standards it is vital that we share in the gains of economic recovery and fairly distribute the burden of eliminating the deficit during the next parliament. At this Resolution Foundation event David Laws MP (Minister of State for Schools and for the Cabinet Office) and Tom Brake MP (Deputy Leader … Continued
After years of stagnating living standards it is vital that we share in the gains of economic recovery and fairly distribute the burden of eliminating the deficit during the next parliament. At this Resolution Foundation event Rachel Reeves MP (Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) discussed the Labour agenda for generating shared growth and … Continued
A speech by the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Responses: Alison Wolf – Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London Paul Johnson – Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
The UK labour market has performed relatively well in recent years given the weakness of GDP, with the number of people in work now back above its pre-recession peak. Yet job creation has lagged far behind population growth, leaving the UK far below its pre-recession employment rate. In the coming years, not least as the … Continued
In a keynote speech the head of Labour’s policy review set out the strategic issues that must be tackled in the run-up to a general election in 2015 including how to foster widely shared prosperity at the same time as strengthening the social fabric of our communities.