How to get family incomes growing again

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

  Lots of things matter for family incomes – but for British households as a whole nothing matters as much as the labour market. Questions of who has a job and what they get paid for doing it might not be the only determinant of our living standards – but they are certainly the first. … Continued

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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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What Philip Hammond will say today: the deficit is dead, long live the debt

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Public Finances and the Economy

Philip Hammond is going to give a very short speech at the Spring Statement today. There will be none of the tax and spending announcements we are used to when Chancellors rise to the Despatch Box. But short and largely announcement free as it will be, tomorrow’s speech will nonetheless represent something very significant for … Continued

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How to solve the UK’s growing wealth gaps

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

This year, average wages are set to be flat. British households, meanwhile, are in the middle of a projected four-year income stagnation. And our productivity has barely risen since the 2008 financial crisis. Pay, incomes, productivity – that all are flatlining is the defining feature of our economics and our politics today. There’s a reason … Continued

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