Analysis and action on living standards
After years of stagnating living standards for families on low and middle incomes it is vital that they share in the gains of economic recovery.
Getting a job, and then getting on at work, is the essential means through which households can improve their circumstances.
UK households remain heavily indebted. There are also wide discrepancies in home ownership across generations and the UK.
The design of the tax and welfare system is of vital importance in providing support to families and ensuring that work pays.
The choices being taken by the government with regard to public finances and how these choices may affect different parts of the population.
We have convened an Intergenerational Commission to explore the questions of intergenerational fairness that are currently rising up the agenda.
Each year Resolution Foundation publishes an overview of the issues facing those on low to middle incomes. As well as mapping living standards, the latest instalment helps us understand how long the rebuilding of them will take.
The Commission on Living Standards was an independent and wide ranging investigation into the faltering economic position of low to middle income Britain. It ran for 18 months throughout 2011 and 2012, bringing together leading employers, economists and trade unionists to examine the causes and the consequences of the squeeze.