The £1 trillion pie: how wealth is shared across Scotland 

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This report looks at both the scale of assets in 21st Century Scotland and who holds them. Wealth is playing a bigger role in shaping Scottish society, and so a greater focus on wealth is needed in political debates to reflect this shift. Typical Scottish wealth now totals £237,000 per household, compared to £259,000 for Great Britain … Continued

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Healthy finances? Options for funding an NHS spending increase

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Public Finances and the Economy

The National Health Service will turn 70 on 5 July 2018, but public concern about its condition is at its highest since the early 2000s. This mirrors notable declines in many performance measures over recent years, which have taken place against a backdrop of historically low rises in NHS spending. And looking ahead, funding pressures … Continued

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Low Pay Britain 2018

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

Since 2011, the Resolution Foundation has published an annual review. This year’s report – the eighth edition of Low Pay Britain, based on pay data from April 2017 – documents the headline trends shaping the low-paid end of the labour market today and highlights the new challenges policymakers should be addressing. The report identifies three … Continued

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A new generational contract: the final report of the Intergenerational Commission

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission was convened by the Resolution Foundation to explore questions of intergenerational fairness that have risen up the national agenda. This report contains the Commission’s conclusions, drawing on a deep and wide-ranging examination of the experiences and prospects of different generations in Britain. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the intergenerational challenges the … Continued

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The new wealth of our nation: the case for a citizen’s inheritance

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

The Intergenerational Commission has identified two major trends affecting young adults today, beside the weak performance of their incomes and earnings, which barely featured in political debate for much of the 20th century. The first is that risk is being transferred from firms and government to families and individuals, in their jobs, their pensions and … Continued

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Passing on: options for reforming inheritance taxation

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Intergenerational Commission, Tax and Welfare

Over the past 18 months, research for the Intergenerational Commission has illustrated how the assumption that each generation will do better than the one before it is under pressure. This paper is one of a series that moves beyond the diagnosis of these problems to consider what action is needed to address generational living standards … Continued

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