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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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Benefiting everyone? Making Universal Credit fit for the next decade

Monday 8 June 2015

Tax and Welfare

Over eight million households will be eligible for Universal Credit when it is fully up and running. But with the UK labour market having transformed in recent decades, is this once-in-a-generation reform being designed to deal with current and future welfare challenges, such as growing in-work poverty? Will it achieve its goals and prove to … Continued

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Tax credits: a help or hindrance for low pay?

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Tax and Welfare

Tax credits provided a vital support for low to middle income households in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis.  With wage growth weak and female employment faltering, tax credits were all that prevented widespread declines in living standards. Yet with a price tag rising to nearly £30 billion a year many would argue … Continued

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Easing the squeeze: personal allowances or tax credits?

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Tax and Welfare

Commission on Living Standards Policy Series In the run up to the Budget one of the central questions is what the next move will be on personal tax allowances as a tool in ‘ending austerity’ for those on low to middle incomes. The Resolution Foundation invites you to join us in a discussion of the … Continued

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