Irregular Payments: Assessing the breadth and depth of month to month earnings volatility

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

This groundbreaking piece of research addresses the question of earnings volatility, unearthing some striking findings about the lived experience of work – and the pay we receive for it – in the UK today. Up until now, our understanding of volatility in earnings over time has been limited to changes in pay from year to … Continued

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

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Public Finances and the Economy

Worries about the state of modern capitalism abound from politicians across the political spectrum. This should be no surprise, with the UK still emerging from one of the deepest recessions and squeezes on living standards in modern history. At least part of the story told by the many of the critics of our economy is … Continued

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Home improvements: action to address the housing challenges faced by young people

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

As the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission enters its final stages, this report sets out our view on how we can tackle one of the biggest issues for young people in 21st century Britain: the housing crisis. Here, we move beyond a diagnosis of the problem and instead set out a series of policy options relating … Continued

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Cross countries: international comparisons of intergenerational trends

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Incomes and Inequality, Intergenerational Commission

This report explores the extent to which the UK’s generational living standards challenge is replicated in other high-income economies, focusing on trends in household income and experiences in the labour and housing markets. We look at the shared backdrop to these trends across advanced economies: demography – the fiscal challenges posed by falling birth rates … Continued

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Universal Remedy: ensuring Universal Credit is fit for purpose

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Tax and Welfare

This Autumn marks the point at which the full Universal Credit system – serving all types of cases, rather than just the simplest ones that have dominated to date (the early rollout of UC focussed on the unemployment but not the more complex cases involving children, housing or disability) – is finally being put into … Continued

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The living standards audit 2017

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Incomes and Inequality

In this report we provide the first comprehensive look at the living standards of UK households in the year leading up to the 2017 general election, as well as a detailed look at the trends in living standards over the previous two decades. The years since the financial crisis have been far from an easy … Continued

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