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Firms’ behaviour affects people’s job and career prospects, and well as their pay. Our work focus on how firms’ respond to policy changes and broader economic shifts, and what that means for employees’ living standards.

Contacts

Jack Leslie

Senior Economist
T: 020 3372 2960
E: jack.leslie@resolutionfoundation.org

Greg Thwaites

Research Director
T: 020 3372 2960
E: gregory.thwaites@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

The Big Brexit

An assessment of the scale of change to come from Brexit

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Leaving the EU represents the largest change in the UK’s relationship with the rest of the world in nearly half a century. It is a profound change in economic governance,…
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Events

Stagnation Nation?

The Economy 2030 Inquiry conference

QEII Centre, Westminster, SW1P 3EE Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. The UK is facing a decisive decade of economic change, as we emerge…
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Bouncebackability

The UK corporate sector's recovery from Covid-19

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UK firms have, like every other part of the economy, faced a huge economic hit from the Covid-19 pandemic. So, a key question is: what is the current state of…
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Events

Green growth: miracle or mirage?

How might cutting down carbon give the UK economy a cutting-edge?

The UK’s net zero transition represents a major challenge for the UK, but also a major opportunity if we get it right. Many argue it could see the UK utilising…
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Events

A firm solution?

How businesses can rise to the challenges facing Britain in this decisive decade

Speech by the Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership Sharon White Britain is facing a decisive decade of economic change as technological change combines with Covid, Brexit and the rapid…
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Events

Open for business?

Assessing the performance of British firms

British firms have had a tumultuous decade – from the financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020s brings new challenges as they grapple with post-Brexit trade and regulatory changes,…
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Events

No shame, no gain?

Do firms’ reputational concerns affect their compliance with labour market laws?

In-person event and live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. Businesses are responsible for ensuring they treat their workers fairly – from providing safe workplaces to paying staff the…
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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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