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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

A chilling crisis

Policy options to deal with soaring energy prices

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This briefing note, released just ahead of the announcement of the winter 2022 energy price cap level, looks at the implications of an unprecedented jump in energy costs on low-to-middle…
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Politicians need to talk about how we can lower bills by using less energy as a winter crisis looms

France and the Netherlands have produced guidance to cut domestic energy use under respective ‘energy sobriety’ and ‘dial it down’ programmes

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The size of our energy bills is due to two things – how much energy costs, and how much of it we use. The first of these, for good reason,…
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Events

Mind the gap (part I)

How do people’s incomes differ across the UK?

People’s incomes are fundamental to their living standards, and closing regional income gaps is central to levelling up the UK. But there are many moving parts to household incomes, they…
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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

We all experience the economy in a myriad of different ways – from the jobs we do, to the things we buy and the communities we live in. The good,…
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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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