• UPCOMING EVENTS

Taking stock: What do changes in the way we shop mean for jobs in retail?

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The seismic changes on the high street have been hugely visible throughout Britain, and prompted much soul searching from businesses, communities and policy makers in local, regional and national government. But even more important than the recent loss of some household names, is what the changing way we live, work and shop means for the … Continued

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Spring in our step or long winter ahead? The UK economy on Brexit eve

Monday 4 March 2019

Public Finances and the Economy

Coming a fortnight before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU, the upcoming Spring Statement will provide an important health check on the UK economy as we prepare to depart. But looking into the future poses challenges for any forecaster wrestling with the recent growth slowdown and the uncertainty of what form Brexit will eventually … Continued

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Even Greater Manchester: The launch of the Independent Prosperity Review

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Jobs, Skills and Pay

The Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review was established to undertake a detailed and rigorous assessment of the current state, and future potential, of Greater Manchester’s economy. The review provides a major update of the city region’s economic evidence base providing lessons for policy makers across Greater Manchester, and for other city-regions across the UK with … Continued

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Resolution Foundation Annual Conference 2007

Wednesday 14 March 2007

Incomes and Inequality

The Resolution Foundation held its Annual Conference on 14th March 2007 to discuss key issues in developing a national approach to generic financial advice. It followed the establishment of the Thoresen Review of Generic Financial Advice which will carry out an independent feasibility study on this issue over the coming months.

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Personal accounts and generic advice

Thursday 1 March 2007

Incomes and Inequality

The Resolution Foundation hosted an expert policy workshop to discuss what form generic advice might take in the context of personal accounts and began to develop some “advice protocols” for delivery and content. The following areas were addressed: ­ How personalised could and should generic advice be in the context of personal accounts? Presentation: how … Continued

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Reforming the Social Fund

Wednesday 21 February 2007

Public Finances and the Economy

The Resolution Foundation hosted a policy seminar at the House of Commons on 21 February 2007 to discuss options for reforming the Social Fund by attracting private investment to expand the provision of affordable loans under the scheme. Reflecting on discussions with a number of organisations since publishing his pamphlet in October 2006, David Blunkett … Continued

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Party Conference fringe events 2006

Friday 1 September 2006

Incomes and Inequality

The Foundation worked in partnership with Citizens Advice and the Smith Institute to co-host four fringe meetings at the 2006 party conferences. Don’t bank on it: can the financial inclusion agenda survive? In partnership with Citizens Advice With the issues of financial inclusion and financial capability currently the subject of considerable political attention, these events provide … Continued

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Seminar: pensions, retirement planning and advice needs

Tuesday 6 June 2006

Incomes and Inequality

The Resolution Foundation held a seminar on 6 June 2006 to discuss pensions, retirement planning and advice needs in light of the publication of the Pensions White Paper. It also aimed to draw on experience in New Zealand, following an evaluation of the work of the Retirement Commission and its Sorted website commissioned by the Foundation from … Continued

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Engagement: closing the financial health gap

Tuesday 7 February 2006

Incomes and Inequality

The Foundation held the conference Engagement: Closing The Financial advice Gap on 7th February 2006 to bring together representatives from government, the financial services industry and the voluntary and consumer sectors to move the debate forward on the financial ‘advice gap’. The conference sought to further understanding of the scale and impact of this problem, to share … Continued

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