The good, the bad and the ugly: the experience of agency workers and the policy response

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In December 2016, the Resolution Foundation published its first report in a new programme of work exploring the world of agency workers. Despite the fact that agency work has been a feature of the UK labour market for at least a century, it has been the subject of limited research especially compared with recently emerging … 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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Choices, choices… Why do firms use agency workers?

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In December 2017 we commissioned ComRes to survey 500 human resources decision makers in UK private sector firms that hire agency workers. This report explores the results, and busts some myths about why firms choose to use agency workers.

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Home Affront: housing across the generations

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Housing, Wealth and Debt, Intergenerational Commission

In this, our 9th report for the Intergenerational Commission, we take on the hugely important topic of housing. We compare the housing outcomes achieved by different generations over the life course and assess the extent to which intergenerational inequalities exist when it comes to security, to affordability and to quality. We explore how the housing … Continued

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The housing headwind: the impact of rising housing costs on UK living standards

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Housing, Wealth and Debt

This report explores the question of how incomes and housing costs have interacted over time. It asks a seemingly simple question: how affordable has housing been for different groups in the UK over the last two decades? Through this exercise, we show how housing costs have (or have not) contributed to living standards at different … Continued

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