Top of the charts: bad reputations, job guarantees, and the Phillips curve is back from the dead

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Incomes and Inequality

Welcome to the first edition of Top of the Charts – the Resolution Foundation’s weekend email covering the best (or worst) things we’ve been reading this week. Whether you’re a worryingly keen self-improver, or an insomniac who desperately needs something new to try, this is hopefully the email for you. We’ll be covering a broad swathe of … Continued

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The story of recent apprenticeship reforms so far: a fall in quantity, but an increase in quality

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Before long the apprenticeship levy – the focus of much of the debate around post-16 education – will be a year old. Yet there’s more to the apprenticeships story than the levy. Since last April, all apprentices are required to spend at least 20 per cent of their time on off-the-job training and they must … Continued

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Is wage pressure building?

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

To what extent is wage growth picking up? This is an important question, not just for people’s pay packets but also for monetary policy makers in the Bank of England who are weighing up when to raise interest rates further. While nominal pay growth has been rising recently (up to 2.6 per cent in year … Continued

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Two housing crises

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

We occasionally host guest blogs on important controversies and here, Ian Mulheirn responds to a blog last year by Kate Barker and Neal Hudson. Resolution Foundation’s latest housing report Home Affront is available here. We will shortly be publishing a housing policy paper as part of our Intergenerational Commission.   At a time when politics has rarely been … Continued

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What today’s household income figures tell us about 2016-17

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Incomes and Inequality

The best results can take time. We already have data for what happened to employment, prices and earnings in early 2018, but for a detailed look at household incomes the latest official data – out today – is for 2016-17. What does this release tell us about living standards, poverty and inequality back when The … Continued

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Council tax is a farce – it’s time for a real property tax

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

It’s an open secret that council tax is a dog’s dinner. It was conjured up in the early 1990s as a half-way house between the hated ‘poll tax’ and the old domestic rates system, meaning those in top-band properties have much lower tax rates than those in cheaper homes. In England and Scotland, it is … Continued

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