Living standards

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Covid-compressed incomes?

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

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 that matters the most – households’ disposable incomes?

Who has borne the brunt of the crisis so far, and who has the Government helped the most? How much difference has policy made? And what comes next for household living standards, particularly for families on low-to-middle incomes?

The Resolution Foundation is hosting an interactive webinar to debate and answer these questions. It will begin by presenting the highlights from its annual Living Standards Audit that examines the impact of the crisis on household incomes, before hearing from leading experts – including Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds – on what should be done to both safeguard and lift living standards in the next phase of the crisis. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.