London Stalling: Half a century of living standards in London

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Incomes and Inequality

To conclude our current project on devolved cities we finish with the city with the longest history of devolved government: London. We find that, far from being a different country that has pulled even further away from the rest of the UK since the financial crisis, London’s post-crisis recovery has been remarkable similar to that … Continued

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The RF Earnings Outlook Q4 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In Q4 2017 the pay squeeze that had affected the UK economy since the beginning of the year was starting to dissipate, leaving people looking forward to a better (at least in terms of pay growth) 2018. However, the extent to which this year will bring relatively robust growth, or the more anaemic variety, remains … Continued

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The kids aren’t alright: a new approach to tackle the challenges faced by young people in the UK labour market

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Jobs, Skills and Pay, Intergenerational Commission

The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has analysed the breakdown of generational progress in a number of domains, including housing, the welfare state and the labour market. In terms of the latter we have outlined how the assumption that each generation will earn more than the one before it no longer appears to hold. This paper … Continued

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The RF Earnings Outlook Q3 2017

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Jobs, Skills and Pay

In Q3 2017 labour market observers were looking for signs that nominal pay growth could finally be picking up or that the British job creation machine was running out of steam. There was evidence of both, and the big question for 2018 is whether they’re sustained. The employment rate fell to 75 per cent, from … Continued

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