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Incomes


Real household disposable incomes (both before and after housing costs) are the core metric by which we assess people’s living standards. Virtually all of our work ultimately relates to incomes, but we also focus in on how incomes levels change, how the composition of incomes evolves and how best to measure these key trends.

 

Contacts

Adam Corlett

Principal Economist
T: 020 3372 2983
E: adam.corlett@resolutionfoundation.org

Karl Handscomb

Senior Economist
T: 020 3372 2906
E: karl.handscomb@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

Cap off

Understanding the April 2022 inflation release

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Inflation reached a 40-year high in April off the back of a sharp rise in energy bills and the highest food price inflation in a decade. These recent drivers of…
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Events

Whose economy?

Exploring people’s experiences as workers, consumers and citizens

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. We all experience the economy in a myriad of different ways – from the jobs we do, to…
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Publications

Stressed out

April brings an acute squeeze on UK living standards as higher energy bills lead to widespread fuel stress

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April 2022 will see the UK’s cost of living crisis intensify as energy prices jump by more than half overnight, pushing 5 million English households into fuel stress, even accounting…
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Events

Crunch time

The Living Standards Outlook for 2022

The good news is that Britain is finally stepping out of the pandemic. The bad news is that it is stepping straight into a renewed living standards squeeze which, according…
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Publications

Are you better off today?

Real income growth under different governments since 1955

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In the 1980 presidential contest between the incumbent Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, the latter asked voters “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?”. Although far…
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Publications

The big squeeze

Assessing the changes to family incomes over the next six months

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This winter will see a major income squeeze – and it will be focused on low-to-middle income households. High inflation, especially higher energy bills, will strain many families’ finances. But…
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The Living Standards Audit 2021

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This report is our fifth annual Living Standards Audit. This year we update our analysis of income before Covid-19; assess how incomes are faring during the crisis; and consider factors…
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After shocks

Financial resilience before and during the Covid-19 crisis

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This report provides some of the first evidence on how the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on households has differed across countries. It studies the living standards-related factors that contribute…
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