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Inequality and poverty


The distribution of income growth lies at the heart of our work, given our focus on low and middle income households. Our work focuses on changes in inequality, the distributional impact of policy changes, and living standards trends for those towards the bottom of the income distribution.

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

The Living Standards Audit 2022

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This report, the 14th in an annual series, takes a long view of what has happened to household incomes in Britain over recent decades, what has driven periods of growth…
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Events

The long view of living standards

What drives income growth and inequality in modern Britain?

Register to attend in person or receive access link for remote viewers. Britain is in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis that is squeezing the incomes of households across the…
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Comment

Energy prices: Why now is the time to act to help millions of families facing fuel bill catastrophe

A benefits boost and insulation drive are needed

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The first day of April saw the largest overnight jump in energy bills in living memory, pushing up the cost of gas and electricity for 22 million families by more…
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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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Comment

Inflation will hit low and middle-income families hardest

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This year is not being kind to the reputation of Britain’s institutions. Two months in, the police are already questioning the country’s elected — and unelected — leaders. But the…
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Publications

The price is right?

The April 2022 energy price rise and the Government’s response

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The Government has opted for universalism and minimising the hit to the public purse in its response to the energy price rise yesterday. The announced measures take the sting out…
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Comment

Levelling-up: The Blair-Osborne Project

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There have been many attempts in the past to reduce the gaps between richer and poorer parts of the UK. But despite progress on some measures (most notably employment and…
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Events

A standard recovery?

The outlook for living standards, poverty and inequality

2020 was tough for household living standards, even with unprecedented support to increase benefits and pay wages through the Job Retention Scheme. While the start of 2021 looks grim, a…
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