Economic growth
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Political parties and elections

The experts strike back?

A joint Resolution Foundation and Political Quarterly launch event for Politicians and economic experts: the limits of technocracy by Anna Killick

UpcomingThursday 8 December 2022

Register to attend in person or receive online access link. Refreshments from 5:30pm. The relationship between politicians and economists has always been complicated, and it has become particularly rocky in Britain over the last decade. Divisions during the Brexit referendum prompted Michael Gove to quip that Britain had ‘had enough of experts’ while a key … Continued

Demographics
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Political parties and elections

The Generation Strain

How can a Conservative Government offer a brighter economic future for young and old?

Sunday 2 October 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Conservative Party Conference 2022.  The pandemic triggered an exodus of older workers from the labour market, while the economic stagnation that Liz Truss has vowed to address has meant that eight million young people in Britain today have never experienced a period sustained rising wages. We will discuss how both young … Continued

Political parties and elections

The Big Economy Debate

How Can Britain Tackle The Cost-of-Living Crisis And Build A Better Future?

Monday 26 September 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2022. This event is sponsored by Natwest. Britain is braced for an acute cost of living crisis facing households and business this winter, and the squeeze is set to continue to well into next year. This latest squeeze is set against a broader backdrop of low growth … Continued

Political parties and elections

Stagnation Nation

Tackling The UK’s Toxic Combination Of Low Growth And High Inequality

Sunday 25 September 2022

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2022. The UK is set for a decade of profound economic change – from the impact and aftermaths of the Covid-19 and energy bills crises, to navigating a new future outside the EU and urgently transitioning towards a low carbon economy. How might economic change play out over … Continued

Political parties and elections

Can Conservatives be loved in the South while ‘Levelling up’ the North?

Sunday 3 October 2021

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Conservative Party Conference 2021 Britain’s place-based inequalities have rocked the electoral landscape in recent years, and the Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda will attempt to close Britain’s deep-rooted prosperity gaps. But how can this welcome ambition translate into policies that will make a difference to people’s lives, and will more prosperous … Continued

Political parties and elections

The Big Debate

What is the economic plan for post-pandemic Britain?

Sunday 3 October 2021

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Conservative Party Conference 2021. This event is sponsored by Aviva. Britain is facing a decade of economic change on a scale we haven’t seen since at least the 1980s – from the Covid recovery to plotting a new path outside the EU, and transitioning towards a low carbon economy. The … Continued

Political parties and elections

Labour’s Economic Plan For The UK Post-Covid

In Conversation With Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves MP

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2021. This event is organised in partnership with the FSB. The UK is set for a decade of profound economic change – from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to our new future outside the EU and the urgent transition towards a low carbon economy. These changes … Continued

Political parties and elections

The Big Debate

Where Next for the UK Economy Post-Pandemic?

Sunday 26 September 2021

Resolution Foundation fringe event at Labour Party Conference 2021. This event is sponsored by Aviva. The UK is set for a decade of profound economic change – from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to our new future outside the EU and the urgent transition towards a low carbon economy. These changes will be set … Continued

Political parties and elections

Election dissection

Analysing General Election 2019

Friday 13 December 2019

Friday 13 December, 12.15-1.30pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster On 12 December 2019 the UK had its third General Election in four years. After weeks and months of speculation, by lunchtime on Friday 13 December we had the results. But big questions remained. How – and where – was the election won and lost? What does … Continued

Economy and public finances
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Welfare
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Political parties and elections

Beveridge mark II?

The future of social security

Tuesday 26 November 2019

From a new ‘triple-locked’ state pension to big welfare cuts for young families and the roll-out of the Universal Credit, no area of the state has undergone such a radical transformation over the past decade as social security. That transformation is set to continue in the next parliament too, as Universal Credit is extended to … Continued

Tax
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Political parties and elections

A taxing election

Do the parties’ tax plans match up to the needs of modern Britain?

Wednesday 13 November 2019

At an event at its Westminster offices, the Resolution Foundation presented new analysis on the changing shape of the UK’s system, and the main parties’ tax plans. Panel including Edward Troup, former Executive Chair of HMRC.

Economy and public finances
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Political parties and elections

The shape of things to come

Assessing the main parties' plans for tax and spend

Monday 4 November 2019

Monday 4 November, 9.40-11am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster | Part I of a pre-election trilogy of RF events on the past, present and future of the state After almost a decade of austerity, both main political parties want to expand the size of the state – with commitments from new hospitals to renationalised utility companies expected in … Continued

Political parties and elections

How to train your Prime Minister

What can the last nine leaders teach us?

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Chief Executive Torsten Bell discusses Steve Richard’s new book ‘The Prime Ministers’ with the author, before taking part in a wider discussion and audience Q&A about the leadership qualities of UK Prime Ministers past, present and (possibly) future.

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