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The UK’s exit from the EU will have a profound effect on household living standards, though what that effect will be will depend on the nature and timing of Brexit. Our work focuses on how Brexit, and Brexit-related policy areas such as our trade policy, affect people’s incomes.

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James Smith

James Smith

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

The UK’s decisive decade

Launch of The Economy 2030 Inquiry

The UK is on the brink of a decade of change. In the 2020s, the country will need to not just recover from Covid-19, but also emerge from the EU,…
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Publications

Home and away

The UK labour market in a post-Brexit world

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This briefing note considers a number of ways in which the labour market could be affected as the UK moves to a tighter, post-Brexit immigration regime in January 2021. Under…
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Events

A new era

What do Brexit and Covid mean for migration and the UK labour market?

On 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the EU and the UK will end, and the UK’s new points-based immigration system will begin. This will mean major change for…
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After Brexit the UK could cut VAT on energy – but should it?

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During the EU referendum, one of Vote Leave’s promises was that “fuel bills will be lower for everyone”. Specifically, Boris Johnson and others argued that: “In 1993, VAT on household…
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Counting the cost: UK living standards since the 2016 referendum

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Household incomes are around £1,500 year lower today than they were expected to be before the Brexit referendum – with the UK having experienced the sharpest income growth slowdown of…
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Comment

Dis-United Kingdom? Inequality, growth and the Brexit divide

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Much has changed in Britain since the EU referendum, but in many ways the divide that opened up around the vote feels as cavernous today as it was on the…
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Comment

There’s much uncertainty about a ‘No Deal’ Brexit, but what we do know would be bad for living standards

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Big change, means big uncertainty. Especially when that big change is being brought to the complex beast that is a major developed country in the 21st Century. To complicate the…
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Changing Lanes: The impact of different post-Brexit trading policies on the cost of living

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The issue of trade has returned to the frontline of British policy making and politics for the first time in 40 years, but little has been said about what the…
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