Households have experienced a tighter income squeeze in recent years than during the 1990s recession

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Over the past two years, UK households have experienced slower income growth than in the aftermath of the early 1990s recession, and the weakest growth outside of recessions since records began in 1961, according to new Resolution Foundation’s annual Living Standards Audit published today (Wednesday). Living Standards Audit 2019 explores the state of living standards … Continued

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New Office for Tackling Injustices is welcome – but it will judged on prompting action, not monitoring data

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Commenting on the outgoing Prime Minister’s announcement today (Friday) of a new Office for Tackling Injustices, Fahmida Rahman, Policy Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Prime Minster was right to identify burning injustices facing Britain, even if her efforts to address them have largely been thwarted, in part by Brexit, or failed to live … Continued

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Geographic income inequality has halved since 1990 but productivity divides still near record highs

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Differences in typical household incomes across the UK’s regions and nations have halved since their 1990 peak, but differences in productivity remain close to record highs, according to new research published today (Thursday) by the Resolution Foundation. Mapping gaps examines the relative economic performance of UK regions and nations since the 1960s, and the extent … Continued

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Scottish Child Payment is a significant step in the right direction towards tackling child poverty

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The new Scottish Child Payment of £10 a week for eligible children across Scotland, announced today (Wednesday) by the Scottish government, is a welcome step forward in terms of the government’s aim of reducing child poverty, the Resolution Foundation said today. Adam Corlett, Senior Economic Analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The Scottish Child Payment … Continued

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Child poverty across Scotland on course to reach a 20-year high

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The Scottish government risks missing its child poverty targets by some distance as poverty levels are set to rise rather than fall over the next five years, according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the Resolution Foundation. The analysis shows that, following large falls in the 2000s, relative child poverty has been rising since … Continued

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Focusing on happiness should reinforce, rather than replace, need to deliver security at home and work

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A secure job, a home of your own, and more money (particularly for low-income households) are all key drivers of higher well-being, and should therefore be prioritised by policy makers, according to a new report published today (Wednesday) by the Resolution Foundation. Happy now? examines subjective well-being across the country to assess the drivers of … Continued

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