From locking down to ‘levelling up’ Wales

The past, present and future of Welsh living standards

UpcomingThursday 5 November 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. Wales is often absent from Westminster-based discussions around ‘levelling up’, despite household incomes in Wales lagging as far behind the UK average as those in the north of England. But the Welsh government’s policy levers are far stronger than those of English regions, and that status and … Continued

Lives, livelihoods and lifestyles

The impact of the covid crisis across generations

Thursday 8 October 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has cost tens of thousands of lives, millions of people’s livelihoods and upended everyone’s daily life. While younger generations have the lowest health risk from the virus, the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Audit – the first comprehensive assessment of how the crisis has affected different generations across society – will provide fresh analysis … Continued

Covid-compressed incomes?

The past, present and future of crisis-hit living standards

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link The coronavirus public health crisis has prompted the biggest economic downturn in a century, the sharpest rise in benefit claims since records began, and a £190 billion policy response. These are big numbers and stark records, but what do they all amount to for the economic measure … Continued

Weathering the storm

How wealth shapes the ability of families to face this economic crisis

Monday 22 June 2020

Individual wealth has grown significantly in recent decades, increasing from three- to nearly seven-times GDP since the 1980s. However, neither policy nor politics have kept pace with the scale of this change. The Resolution Foundation has joined the Standard Life Foundation to embark on the three-year project which audits wealth in the UK, helping us … Continued

Building a nation to belong to

Preparing for a new post-pandemic economy

Thursday 11 June 2020

Live interactive webinar to launch new book ‘The economics of belonging’ by Martin Sandbu. Register to receive access link. In just over a decade, the UK has been hit by two major global recessions with, for too many, little recovery in between. This has exposed long building political, economic and cultural divides – divides that … Continued

Round the houses

Will the new decade have any answers to the old question of Britain’s housing crisis?

Thursday 30 January 2020

To mark the first edition of its new quarterly housing report, the Resolution Foundation will present new research on a decade of changes in housing, and the consequences for living standards today. An expert panel will join to discuss the issues.

The past, present and future of living standards

What drives income growth and inequality across Britain?

Wednesday 17 July 2019

At an event at its Westminster offices, the Resolution Foundation marked the launch of its annual Living Standards Audit with a speech by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP, alongside a presentation of the report’s key findings.

A lifetime of living standards

Launch of the Intergenerational Centre and inaugural Intergenerational Audit

Thursday 20 June 2019

To mark the launch of the Intergenerational Centre, led by Lord David Willetts, we published our inaugural Intergenerational Audit, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, to provide an up-to-date take on the big intergenerational issues facing 21st Century Britain.

Measuring poverty around the world: Launch of new book by Tony Atkinson with keynote address by Nick Stern

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Tuesday 11 June, 9.30-11.30am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster Tony Atkinson was one of the world’s leading social scientists and a pioneer in the study of poverty and inequality. His final book, Measuring Poverty around the World, published this month by Princeton University Press, provides an inspiring analysis of how poverty is – and should be – measured, … Continued

Living standards across Britain: the 700-year view

Wednesday 1 May 2019

Sometimes it’s good to step back from the short-term economic noise and take a long view – a very long view. Because while changes in living standards are driven by the economic cycle, and policy changes, they are also wider driven by wider economic shifts that play out over decades, rather than months and years. What have … Continued

Happy now? Wellbeing lessons for policy makers

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Subjective wellbeing is arguably the most important objective for households, but historically it has been far less of a priority for governments. However, the wellbeing agenda has grown in importance in Whitehall over the last decade and we have been comprehensively tracking it in official data since 2011. Now is the time to ask what concrete … Continued

Grand Challenges: How Britain can boost its prosperity amidst global economic shifts

Tuesday 22 May 2018

A series of lunchtime discussions with Ministers across government and leaders from the worlds of business, technology and policy, hosted by the Resolution Foundation Monday 21 – Thursday 24 May, Resolution Foundation offices, St James’ Park Raising productivity lies at the heart of our living standards and wider economic prospects. But finding the right levers … Continued

Re-assessing the Generational Contract: Examining intergenerational equity across advanced economies

Monday 14 May 2018

Monday 14 May, 9.30am-5.30pm, Resolution Foundation offices, St James Park Questions about intergenerational equity have risen up the economic and political agenda in recent years. From why the rapid generation-on-generation incomes gains of the 20th century have ended, to how the market and state should respond to ageing populations, these are some of the biggest … Continued

Repairing Britain’s generational divide: The Intergenerational Commission’s Final Report launch

Tuesday 8 May 2018

From the Brexit vote and the shock election result last year to the housing crisis and Britain’s painful pay squeeze – the issue of intergenerational fairness has hit centre stage in Britain’s political debate. Old and young alike worry that the 20th century norm of each generation enjoying higher living standards than the generation before … Continued

Party Conferences 2017

Sunday 24 September 2017

Labour Sunday 24 17.30-19.00 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Hall 7 – Tweed The big economy debate: austerity and living standards Lisa Nandy MP Ed Miliband MP Polly Toynbee, The Guardian Paul Johnson, The IFS Torsten Bell (chair)   Tuesday 26 12.30-13.30 Hilton Brighton Metropole, Lancaster How can Labour boost living standards across Britain’s cities? Marvin Rees, … Continued

Inequality in the UK: speech to the Resolution Foundation by Vince Cable MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats

Wednesday 6 September 2017

There is a vast gap between the living standards of the better and least well off in the UK. Under the surface, there are also stark generational and regional divides. Recently widening wealth inequality is now one of the greatest challenges facing the country. Seven decades after the foundation of the welfare state, why are … Continued

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