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The coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on the UK economy, as well as other economies around the world. Here we consider the scale and nature of the economic shock, and what practical support is neededkey takeaways to help limit the living standards hit to households.


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Getting Britain working (safely) again

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The next phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) has been a major public policy success. The unprecedented step of paying 80 per cent of the wages for 6.3 million jobs has made it possible to ask people to stay at home to save lives. This paper explores how the JRS should evolve as restrictions on activity are eased and the economy begins to recover. High costs or ideological opposition to the JRS are bad reasons for immediately ending it in the face of the unprecedented circumstances of the current crisis. The risks to unemployment of policy moving too fast are particularly acute...

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Torsten Bell

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E: torsten.bell@resolutionfoundation.org

Mike Brewer

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist
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E: mike.brewer@resolutionfoundation.org
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From 'From loud claps to hard cash A new settlement for Britain’s low-paid workers'

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We often have more questions submitted for our event Q&A sessions than we’re able to answer. Where this is the case, we’ll endeavour to respond to a selection of the…
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A new settlement for the low paid

Beyond the minimum wage to dignity and respect

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This crisis is shared, but its burden is not. From health risks to job losses, it is the UK’s 4.2 million low-paid workers on whom this pandemic has imposed the…
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Building a nation to belong to

Preparing for a new post-pandemic economy

Live interactive webinar to launch new book ‘The economics of belonging’ by Martin Sandbu. Register to receive access link. In just over a decade, the UK has been hit by…
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Coping with housing costs during the coronavirus crisis

Flash findings from the Resolution Foundation’s coronavirus survey

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Many (including us) have speculated about how families may be managing their housing costs during the coronavirus crisis. In this spotlight we move from conjecture to firm evidence, presenting findings…
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From The safety net in action? Universal Credit’s role in the crisis and the recovery

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We often have more questions submitted for our event Q&A sessions than we’re able to answer. Where this is the case, we’ll endeavour to respond to a selection of the…
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From loud claps to hard cash

A new settlement for Britain’s low-paid workers

Low-paid workers have borne the brunt of Britain’s economic crisis. Almost one in three have been furloughed or lost their jobs completely, while many of those continuing to work have…
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The Macroeconomic Policy Outlook Q2 2020

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This is the second Macro Policy Outlook, providing a policy-focused take on the economy. In this edition, we bring together the insights from new research into the impact of coronavirus…
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Three big decisions for the Chancellor on the future of the Job Retention Scheme

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The Chancellor will be announcing details for ‘Phase 2’ of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) later today or tomorrow. With 8.4 million jobs furloughed ­– one-third of all private…
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