• UPCOMING EVENTS

Ready for the next recession? Assessing the UK’s macroeconomic framework

Monday 9 September 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

The UK economy is facing its highest risk of recession since 2007, as Brexit uncertainty and global instability loom large. When the next downturn will arrive is impossible to say, but now is a good time to ensure that we are ready to respond. Crucially the world has moved on since we last prepared our … Continued

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Tough enough? Enforcing Britain’s labour market rules

Monday 16 September 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

Workers across Britain have a multitude of rights at work – from the minimum wage to maximum hours. But, despite receiving far too little attention, it is labour market enforcement that is essential to turn those rights into a reality. How effective is Britain’s labour market enforcement regime? What breaches of labour standards are most common? Does … Continued

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Structurally unsound: Tackling embedded social inequality in the UK

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Incomes and Inequality

While modern Britain is a more inclusive and open society than once it was, a myriad of structural inequalities persist. These inequalities – covering race, gender, class, sexuality and health – are not always obvious, but they are embedded in our society and in our institutions in a way that fundamentally tilts the balance against … Continued

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

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Incomes and Inequality

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

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The end of low pay? Charting the future of the minimum wage

Thursday 30 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

From its controversial introduction 20 years ago, the National Minimum Wage has gone from strength to strength, including with the more ambitious National Living Wage introduced in 2016. Next year the UK will have one of the highest wage floors in the world, but the future path of the minimum wage in the 2020s remains … Continued

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The hangover: Why young workers can’t shake off the recession

Monday 13 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Centre

Monday 13 May, 9.30-10.45am, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster All recessions hurt, but they hurt different groups differently. The young are often worst affected, whether by high youth unemployment, low starting salaries or painful pay squeezes. Ten years on from the financial crisis it’s time to take stock of how lasting the effect has been on … Continued

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A humanised revolution? Launch event for Clear Bright Future by Paul Mason

Tuesday 7 May 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

While much of the world feels like it’s going through a period of sweeping political, economic and social change, what it means to be human remains unchanged but not unchallenged. Does the new world of big data and technological change bring new opportunities to empower citizens? Or will it replace them? How much agency do … Continued

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