A standard recovery?

The outlook for living standards, poverty and inequality

Monday 18 January 2021

2020 was tough for household living standards, even with unprecedented support to increase benefits and pay wages through the Job Retention Scheme. While the start of 2021 looks grim, a swift vaccine roll-out holds out the promise of an economic recovery to come. But this unprecedented crisis may be followed by an abnormal recovery for … Continued

Growth vs equality: Trade-offs or complements?

 Book launch for ‘Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It’ by Heather Boushey

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Tuesday 12 November, 6-7.15pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster The US and UK have among the highest levels of inequality among advanced economies, and have remained stubbornly high across successive governments. Some policymakers have argued that that policies to prevent inequality rising, or to bring it back down, would cause wider harm by reducing economic growth. … Continued

Structurally unsound

Tackling embedded social inequality in the UK

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Britain is a more inclusive and open society than it was, but structural inequalities persist. These inequalities – covering race, gender, class, sexuality and health – are not always obvious, but they are embedded and tilt the balance against too many.

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