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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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Unhealthy finances

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How to support the economy today and repair the public finances tomorrow

This report provides analysis of the dual challenges faced by the government: ensuring that there is sufficient fiscal support through the crisis and recovery, and setting fiscal policy on a sustainable long-term path. Some argue it is unsustainable to provide the massive government support during the crisis, while others see little constraint on government borrowing in an era of low interest rates. Neither position is helpful for long-term economic outcomes. In the face of low interest rates, fiscal policy has to be the main tool for supporting the economy now and in the future, meaning bigger fiscal stimulus and in...

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James Smith

James Smith

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

Daniel Tomlinson

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

The UK’s decisive decade

Launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link The UK is on the brink of a decade of change. In the 2020s, the country will need to not just recover…
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Events

Building back better

Structural change in post-pandemic economies

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. From the emptying of city centres and closure of entire industries, to the rapid growth in remote offices and new methods of…
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Powering ahead

Raising our productivity game post-pandemic

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. The period between the Global Financial Crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic has been marked by chronically weak productivity across many advanced economies.…
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Publications

On firm ground?

The impact of Covid-19 on firms and what policy makers should do in response

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The coronavirus crisis has had huge repercussions across the economy, and the corporate sector is no exception. This paper analyses how the crisis has affected firms’ finances, puts that in…
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Wake me up when November ends

The economic outlook amid Lockdown II

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We’ve got less than 48 hours until a second national lockdown in England begins, and who knows how long until it comes to an end. Pubs, hotels, and hairdressers’ doors…
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Events

Paying for Covid

Repairing the public finances without derailing the economy

COVID-19 has already been extremely expensive, with borrowing forecast to exceed £400 billion this year and a substantial deficit set to continue well after the crisis has passed. But that…
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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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