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Economic growth


A growing economy comes with improving economic conditions: faster wage growth, increasing employment, and stronger public finances. All of these can help facilitate improvements in the economic position of families, particularly those on low-to-middle incomes. Our work in this area analyses the potential for future economic growth and how it can be shaped so that the benefits can be shared broadly across the economy.


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Exploring the link between UK growth and workers’ pay packets

This briefing note unpicks the relationship between productivity and pay growth, looking at a variety of factors that influence pay growth for different groups of employees in the UK – from trends in the labour share to terms of trade movements, and from the role of employer pension contributions to the impact of changes in working patterns.

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James Smith

James Smith

Research Director
T: 0203 372 2956
E: james.smith@resolutionfoundation.org
Daniel Tomlinson

Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 0203 372 2966
E: daniel.tomlinson@resolutionfoundation.org
Events

An end-of-year retrospective on the UK and monetary policy

Speech by MPC member Jonathan Haskel

Friday 20 December, 11-12pm, Resolution Foundation offices, Westminster The UK is about enter a new year, and a new decade, amid widespread economic uncertainty at home and abroad. Understanding the…
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Publications

Rewriting the rules

Assessing Conservative and Labour’s new fiscal frameworks

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Fiscal rules are technical frameworks only ever focused on by a tiny fraction of the population. But they are important for government’s running of our public finances, and for having…
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Publications

Follow the money

Exploring the link between UK growth and workers’ pay packets

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This briefing note unpicks the relationship between productivity and pay growth, looking at a variety of factors that influence pay growth for different groups of employees in the UK –…
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Fake news, real economy

Can stories drive economic events?

The world is awash with viral stories – some of which are more evidence-based than others. There’s been a lot of controversy about their ability to shape elections, but can…
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Comment

Is there any economics behind Johnson’s ‘perk up and carry on’ strategy?

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It’s time to get with the perk… I mean programme. Boris Johnson’s government might not even have a Budget under its belt, but its economic strategy is taking shape. It’s…
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Events

‘The Technology Trap’

Capital, labour and power in the age of automation

Book launch for ‘The Technology Trap’ by Carl Frey, examining the impact of technological change on the world of work and the wider economy over the last 800 years, and…
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Sorry, we’re closed: Understanding the impact of retail’s decline on people and places

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Headlines about shop closures might give the impression that retail’s decline is a recent phenomenon, but retail’s share of employment has been falling for 15 years. This report digs behind…
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Decoupling wages and recoupling living standards

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Afternoon all,   This week saw several major studies on the economic impacts of Brexit end games. Obviously you shouldn’t read them all, partly because you’ve got lives to lead, but also because…
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