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Productivity & industrial strategy


As the main long-term, sustainable driver of higher pay, stronger productivity growth lies at the heart of our focus on boosting household incomes. In policy terms, that productivity drive is often delivered through an industrial strategy. We focus on how to deliver an effective industrial strategy, and stronger productivity growth that feeds through into pay packets.

Contacts

James Smith

James Smith

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

Daniel Tomlinson

Research and Policy Analyst
T: 020 3372 2966
E: Daniel.tomlinson@resolutionfoundation.org
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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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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Comment

Two and a half reasons to be cheerful about our strong and stable labour market

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Today’s labour market statistics were, to use a technical term, boring. In a world of high political and economic drama, our labour market has served up headline measures of real…
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Comment

The word on the high street

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The way we shop in the UK has changed dramatically in just the space of a decade. In 2008 less than five per cent of retail spending was online, and…
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Publications

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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Comment

Decoupling wages and recoupling living standards

Top of the Charts

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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Comment

Time to concentrate on our capitalism

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Our politicians are anxious. And not just because no-one has a decent poll lead or idea where Brexit will end up. No, some are finding the time to get anxious…
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Publications

Is everybody concentrating? Recent trends in product and labour market concentration in the UK

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This paper analyses trends in product market and labour market concentration in the UK, to see whether (as is the case in the US) larger firms are accounting for a…
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